Ryan Garcia Hints at Possible Manny Pacquiao Bout
WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia has seemingly confirmed the rumors that he’ll face the welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, after posting an image on social media that features the 2 boxers going through off within the ring.
“A dream turned actuality,” Garcia wrote in a post on Instagram. “It is an honor to share the ring with @mannypacquiao. I’ll at all times respect what you probably did out and in the ring. Here is to one of the best men wins.”
The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger initially reported early Sunday morning that there were preliminary talks between Garcia and Pacquiao about a possible fight. Right now, the fight has not yet been officially confirmed.
Pacquiao, 42, hasn’t fought since he defeated Keith Thurman in July 2019 at 147 kilos. He is 62-7-2 overall. The 22-year-old Garcia, who weighs in at 135 pounds, is coming off a Jan. 2 victory against Luke Campbell and lightweight title victory.