Ryan Garcia San Diego Media Workout Quotes
Undefeated boxing sensation, Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18KOs) of
Victorville, CA, hosted a media workout today ahead of his
scheduled match against Ghana’s Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe
(32-1, 15KOs) on April 9th. The 12-round, lightweight Texas
showdown will take place at San Antonio’s historic Alamodome
on Saturday, April 9th, and will be streamed live worldwide
on DAZN. Today, Ryan showed off for the media all the hard
work he has been putting in ahead of his fight. Also, Oscar
De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy and Joe Goossen
were in attendance to support Ryan and talk about his return
to the ring on April 9th. Below is what Ryan, Oscar and Joe
had to say.
RYAN GARCIA, LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“Now I’m at the point where I’m going to do amazing when I
get into the ring. I’ve done all the promotion I can. I’m
going to be the best I can be. You have to trust that gut
feeling which most guys don’t.
“I knew Joe Goossen was going to be a perfect fit for me.
He’s old school and I love that part of the game. He’s
someone I can relate to, we have good chemistry.
"I’m always stalking my opponent, that’s my fighting style.
Making sure I’m countering. Whenever an opportunity presents
“I got knocked out for the first time in my life and I took
it well. I reacted the way I imagined I would.
"I’m pretty good at fighting smaller guys. [Tagoe] is a
little shorter and he likes to box.
“Fighters always try to pressure me. We’ll see since I don’t
know too much about this guy. I’ll just stay calm and
surgically break him down or knock him out. I have pretty
good timing and accuracy. I think that has really separated
myself from other fighters.
“My power has been coming out more effortlessly. I’m also
not getting as tired. Everything's coming together."
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GOLDEN BOY:
“He’s fighting a guy who has nothing to lose,“ said Oscar De
La Hoya. “I think Ryan needs to come out and make a point
but do it smart and careful. Ryan knows what he is doing.
He’s a professional. He’s been there before so it’s going to
be an interesting fight. Joe Goossen has been in the game
for so many years. I’m glad they made the connection”
JOE GOOSSEN, TRAINER TO RYAN GARCIA:
“I knew he had something special. We got along and there was
something about him that appealed to me personality wise and
fighting wise. He’s really attacking this like he’s obsessed
and possessed. I’m genuinely impressed.”