New reports of the young social media star skipping training renew motivation concerns
Ryan Garcia 23(19)-0-0 faces his biggest challenge yet as the opponent for superstar lightweight Gervonta Tank Davis’ next fight on 4/22/2023 at 9PM ET/6PM PT on Showtime PPV. Despite the uncanny power of Tank Davis, Garcia has opted to pursue his own training philosophy. According to previous stablemates, Garcia doesn’t spend as much time with his trainer as he needs to. Even Canelo Alvarez famously criticized Garcia’s work ethic, pointing out that he’s even kept trainer Joe Goossen waiting for hours – on the days he actually decides to show up.
Possibly to silence doubters, Garcia claims to work out twice a day at least, and some days he says he trains three times. He also claims to run for eleven miles daily. There’s not a lot of footage of him running on social media as of late to confirm or deny the claims. The fact that his body doesn’t appear to be overtrained to the tune of 11 miles a day and triple training days is also a dubiously conspicuous detail that’s tough to overlook.
Is Ryan Garcia A Real Boxer?
Yes; Garcia is a real boxer. He spars often and has a professional record of 23 wins. 19 of those victories have come by way of knockout, including his biggest test to date against the crafty “Cool Hand” Luke Campbell. Despite eating a stiff loaded left from the olympic medalist and tasting canvas for the first time in his career, Garcia got up to win the fight. Campbell is more known for his technical ability than his punching power, but was still able to floor Garcia.
Tank Davis is known for his skills, too. In addition, he’s known for the power to summon The Great Equalizer; power beyond that which a human body can withstand. Regardless of scorecards, some fighters always possess the ability to win. Former WBC world heavyweight champion and current contender Deontay Wilder posseses one of the most divine channels through his legendary right hand. Two time super lightweight titleholder Regis Prograis has his own Equalizer, along with his seemingly superhuman durability.
Wilder, Prograis, and Davis are each notoriously hard workers in training camp; Ryan Garcia is making a name for himself as more of a social media influencer than a dedicated fighter. Influencers bring new attention to the sport of boxing, leaving at least a few lasting interested fans with us every time the social media circus leaves or old-fashioned town. For that, influencers in the sport of boxing are useful, entertaining, even integral to the health of the sport.
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