Ryan Garcia will battle Romero Duno, and he’ll do it on the most important card of the yr.
Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) introduced Wednesday on Twitter that he and Duno (21-1, 16 KOs) would be the co-main occasion of the Nov. 2 Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev battle in Las Vegas.
Ryan Garcia Vs Romero Duno
Co essential occasion on the Canelo vs Kovalev card! Time to indicate the world!
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) September 18, 2019
The announcement got here minutes after Garcia introduced he had signed a contract with Golden Boy Promotions.
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“Just signed one of the most lucrative boxing deals for a prospect in the History of the sport,” Garcia wrote. “Thank you to my team and @OscarDeLaHoya @makeawar.”
The battle represents a dramatic flip of occasions from the previous few weeks. Garcia was at odds with Golden Boy after he gave the impression to be upset with how he was being promoted. Garcia expressed displeasure with the corporate after a possible battle with Duno was being arrange as a co-main event on a card the place he would have been the primary attraction. He stated he would have arrange a battle with Duno then however most popular one for November.
Garcia was purported to battle Avery Sparrow on Saturday, however Sparrow was arrested at some point earlier than the occasion. He then reportedly turned down a battle with Duno that evening, however he later denied in a heated Instagram put up that that occurred.
Duno has been in search of this matchup, as nicely: A week earlier than, he wore a T-shirt calling for Garcia to “stop running.” However he was respectful of Garcia’s capacity in speaking about the kind of boxer he’s and did not sound upset with the confusion over this previous weekend’s battle.
“I know Ryan Garcia is not scared of me,” Duno stated. “I know Ryan is a fighter, too. That’s why maybe he needs time to think about it. If Golden Boy gives me that fight, I will fight. Tell me what time and what date, and I will fight. They said Ryan’s opponent was arrested and they asked, ‘Would you like to have a fight with Ryan?’ I said, ‘Yes, of course.’ I was expecting a response, but maybe next time we’ll arrange the match between me and him. He’s trying to have a big fight, and a big card. Maybe soon we’ll settle it. Ryan is a good boxer.”
Now it seems just like the pair will lastly battle in November on a high-profile card. The matchup will happen on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.