By: Hans Themistode
It was a picture-perfect begin to Ryan Garcia’s 2021 combating marketing campaign.
The extraordinarily assured 23-year-old confirmed resolve and coronary heart by selecting himself up off the deck towards Luke Campbell to register a seventh-round knockout win. Whereas Garcia was in the end hoping that his victory would result in a world title alternative, he was pressured to take a seat the rest of the yr on the sidelines because of a mixture of psychological well being restoration and left wrist surgical procedure.
Now, following roughly one yr on the mend, Garcia made his return to the ring.
Because the opening bell rang, Emmanuel Tagoe cautiously walked to the middle of the ring. Assembly him there, in fact, was a pumped-up Garcia. The previous WBC interim light-weight titlist plodded slowly in direction of his man along with his palms held excessive. As soon as in vary, Garcia unloaded on a number of proper hooks that discovered their mark.
Unwilling to face there and alternate, Tagoe spent a lot of the interval backpedaling. Within the following spherical, Tagoe tried to face his floor, nevertheless, he paid dearly for his act of bravery. Garcia plowed ahead and uncorked a stinging proper hand that despatched his man crashing right down to the canvas.
Down early on the choose’s scorecards, Tagoe appeared decided to will himself again into it. The 33-year-old from Ghana upped his aggression within the fourth spherical however solely to be met with a nonstop barrage of pictures to each the top and physique. Although he appeared extra keen to face and bang, Garcia picked Tagoe aside for a lot of the primary half of their contest.
Because the bell rang to indicate the beginning of the second half, Tagoe appeared content material with boxing, transferring, and staying on the skin. Nonetheless, even with Tagoe’s defensive sport plan, Garcia continued to push ahead. Within the eighth, a visibly drained Tagoe languished towards the ropes. In doing so, the usually bombastic Garcia teed off in the course of the interval.
With no reprieve in sight, Tagoe spent the period of their bout wanting upward towards the clock. In the mean time, he continued to prance perpetually across the ring. At one level, an exasperated Garcia threw his palms within the air and urged his man to face and combat, one thing Tagoe was unwilling to do.
Whereas Garcia was unable to attain the fight-ending blow, he did discover himself on the profitable finish, scoring a large unanimous choice win on the night time.