WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia is just 22 years old and is one of the biggest boxing stars of today. But as things stand, he intends to stay in boxing for another four years, followed by a move to MMA! Kingry revealed his plans for the future as a guest on the Rich Eisen Show.
As he says, he is not interested in money, and he will decide on a big move to prove to everyone that he is the best fighter in the world. Garcia would like to fight in MMA as well so that the world understands that he is the best fighter "I intend to retire at 26, but at the moment I don't know if it will be official because we've seen in the past that fighters know how to come back.
But I'll say it's still my plan, and if I go back to the ring, I'll come back just because of those rivals that people will think I can't beat. It's the only way to get back, "Garcia began, then turned to plans that included MMA:
He wants to fight McGregor
"I haven't said this out loud yet, but at 26 I'll say I'm retiring from boxing.
And do you know what I'm going to do then? If they say, 'Okay, you beat everyone in the ring?' But someone will say, 'It's not a real fight." "A real fight involves kicks, choking, various submissions, and all that.'
Do you know what I'm going to do then? I'm going to prove to them that I'm the best fighter in the world. I'm going to go to MMA to prove that God is the greatest and I'm going to beat all those who say I have no chance against them."
It would be interesting to see the fight between him and McGregor but we’re not sure how realistic that is. "If it has to be Conor McGregor, then it will be him. And I'm not saying this for the money. I'm not interested in money.
I'm saying this because I feel that way, "concluded the hitter from Victorville, California. Garcia is still undefeated and is currently as a professional boxer at an impressive 21-0. As many as 18 of his matches ended in a knockout, and we last watched him on January 2 this year when he stopped former Olympic winner Luke Campbell in the seventh round. It was also a match in which he won the aforementioned WBC 'interim' title.