Oscar Duarte looks forward to causing an upset on Saturday night

Oscar Duarte explains why he thinks he will win against Ryan Garcia.

by Aryan Lakhani
Oscar Duarte looks forward to causing an upset on Saturday night
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Ryan Garcia will make his second appearance of the year on 2nd December against Oscar Duarte at the Toyota Center in Houston. Garcia faced the toughest setback of his career early in April against Gervonta Davis, who became the first fighter to give him the taste of defeat.Garcia’s upcoming challenge is far from easy, Oscar Duarte has a professional boxing record of 26-1-1 (21 knockouts) and also has a high knockout rate.

Duarte is very confident of securing a win; he can foresee his hands being raised on Saturday night. Duarte looks forward to a knockout win; in less than a few days, we will find out if he’s successful in achieving this major feat.

Oscar Duarte on fighting Ryan Garcia

Oscar Duarte expressively shared his thoughts on fighting Ryan Garcia to the media and explained how he’s prepared to win. “This is the best version I’ve felt. I’m a very strong lightweight.

I’m stronger than ever. I feel great at 140,” Duarte said, as quoted by boxing247.com. “I’m very hungry. I have great managers. I have their support, and I’m ready to win. I’ve been in boxing for fifteen years, and I want to take advantage of this.

I’m going to do my best. The ones that are going to come out victorious are the fans, and I’m going to do my best, and I’m ready to become champion”. I’m focusing on my strategy. I feel like I’m at my best, and I’m going to do my best on December 2nd, It’s good [Ryan’s left hook], he’s fast, and he has power, but I’m getting ready for that.

Duarte on getting hit: I’m prepared, and I’m ready.Yes, I’ve never liked getting hit. Boxing is about hitting and not getting hit, But if he does hit me, I’m going to take it. What you’re going to see is the best Oscar and the fast Oscar.

It’s going to be a good fight. I’m not going to look for the knockout because it’s going to come. I’m just going to do my job from round one”.

Ryan Garcia