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Ryan Garcia Compares De La Hoya and Mayweather in Candid Interview

Ryan Garcia shared his thoughts on the contrasting styles of his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, and his friend, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Ryan Garcia

Garcia, hailing from Victorville, Calif., has been at the center of attention due to his ongoing feud with De La Hoya, who heads Golden Boy Promotions. The tension escalated when Garcia publicly expressed his friendship with Mayweather, a rival of De La Hoya both inside and outside the ring.

The trio made headlines following the announcement of a fight between Rolando Romero and Isaac Cruz on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions pay-per-view show on Amazon Prime Video on March 30. Garcia, who had previously hinted at a fight with Romero on social media, expressed surprise at the news, claiming he had been misled. De La Hoya refuted the seriousness of talks with Romero and warned Mayweather to refrain from interfering in Garcia's promotional affairs.

Initially focused on fighting WBC 140-pound titlist Devin Haney, Garcia shifted his attention to Romero after discussions with Mayweather, who promotes Romero. Defending his friendship with Mayweather, Garcia emphasized his admiration for the Hall of Fame fighter and criticized De La Hoya for publicly criticizing Mayweather.

In the interview with Patrick Ben-David on the PBD Podcast, Garcia highlighted the difference in authenticity between De La Hoya and Mayweather. He described De La Hoya as embracing his true self, while Mayweather has always been genuine. Garcia also contrasted their promotional styles, with De La Hoya being more outspoken and Mayweather operating behind the scenes.

Addressing rumors of Mayweather attempting to poach him from Golden Boy Promotions, Garcia clarified that their relationship is purely based on friendship and advice.

When discussing De La Hoya's career as a fighter, Garcia expressed disappointment in De La Hoya not reaching his full potential due to distractions from fame and wealth, emphasizing the importance of staying true to one's purpose.

Garcia's candid remarks shed light on the complexities of his relationships with De La Hoya and Mayweather, offering insight into the dynamics of the boxing world.


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