Boxing: Is Ryan Garcia next for Manny Pacquiao?


Posted at Jan 25 2021 10:17 AM

American boxer Ryan Garcia said his dream has turned into reality as he announced that he is set to fight Filipino legend Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.

The 22-year-old, who is signed to Golden Boy Promotions, posted on his Instagram page a poster of a prospective fight between him and Pacquiao.

"A dream turned reality," said Garcia, who has a 21-0 win-loss record and is the interim WBC lightweight champion.

"It's an honor to share the ring with Manny Pacquiao. I will always respect what you did in and out of the ring. Here's to the best man winning," he added.


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No other details were revealed. 

Garcia, who boasts of a large social media following, has previously said that a fight against the "Pacman" is a dream for him and he hopes to take the torch from the Filipino legend.

Pacquiao has not fought since July 2019, when he claimed a split decision victory over American boxer Keith Thurman to secure a welterweight championship. A possible fight against MMA superstar Conor McGregor was derailed when the Irishman lost to Dustin Poirier by knockout at UFC 257 yesterday.

ABS-CBN News has reached out to Pacquiao's camp for comment.