Ryan Garcia seeks to get his promising profession again on monitor, beginning with this weekend’s ring return in opposition to Emmanuel Tagoe which can air reside on DAZN. It’s no secret Garcia went by means of a troublesome stretch the place he took a hiatus to take care of some psychological well being points, solely to then try a return earlier than a damaged hand and subsequent surgical procedure pushed that again. All of the whereas he had what gave the impression to be a public falling out with Canelo Alvarez, who openly questioned Garcia’s commitment to the sport.
Either side would later downplay any rift between them, but it surely wasn’t very lengthy earlier than Garcia officially left Team Canelo to staff up with Joe Goossen, who would take over the reigns as lead coach. Garcia tells ESPN that he nonetheless values the time he spent underneath the wing of coach Eddy Reynoso, however the time got here for him to maneuver on.
“I did quite a lot of nice issues in these 5 fights that I had with Eddy [Reynoso],” Garcia advised ESPN. “And I’m grateful for it. And this new chapter is clearly my chapter, proper? Now it’s time for me to come back into my very own.”
Garcia would proceed by saying that he’s properly conscious of all of the issues followers and media have been saying about him throughout his time away from the game, however is barely targeted on performing on this outing as he is aware of one good displaying can change individuals’s tunes.
“There’s undoubtedly quite a lot of issues that have been stated about me, clearly, after I was on my break and the issues that I needed to undergo,” Garcia stated. “However I journey it. I journey it like a wave. As a result of after I win the combat, you’re going to see everyone creeping again in, making an attempt to be all cool. Persons are going to speak. There’s going to be quite a lot of opinions. However I’m answerable for my story by the way in which I carry out. I’m completely satisfied to be something individuals wish to say I’m as a result of I do know who I’m. So I’m prepared.”
A dominant displaying by Garcia this weekend will probably go a protracted technique to restoring the momentum he had after stopping Luke Campbell in January 2021.