Ryan Garcia, the popular young American boxer, has announced that he will continue his career at a higher weight and with a new head cornerman. After his lone career defeat at the hands of Gervonta Davis in April, Garcia has parted ways with veteran trainer Joe Goossen. The two had only worked together for three fights, with their partnership culminating in the seventh-round stoppage loss to Davis. It is unclear why the split occurred, as no firm reason was given by either party.
Garcia had previously worked with Eddy Reynoso, who is best known for his work with boxing superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Under Reynoso’s tutelage, Garcia won five fights, all inside the distance, before splitting with the trainer in early 2022. He then connected with Goossen for his next three fights, winning two and losing one.
Garcia had expressed his desire to fight Davis for some time before their April super fight, which was pushed back due to external factors. Both boxers had interim fights before the eventual showdown, which Davis won by stoppage in the seventh round. Following the loss, Garcia announced that he would campaign in the 140-pound junior welterweight division.
It is currently unknown who will take over as Garcia’s new head trainer. Garcia’s father, Henry Garcia, will remain on board, but it is not expected that he will resume his previous role as the leading voice in his son’s corner. The decision to change trainers comes as Garcia looks to rebuild and continue his promising career at a higher weight.