Ryan Garcia looks to get back to winning ways this December following his first professional loss at the hands of Gervonta Davis.
The body shot stoppage marked Garcia’s final fight around the lightweight limit, quickly confirming afterwards that he was to mount a campaign at 140lbs.
After eight months out, the 25-year-old will return to the ring on December 2 against hard-hitting Mexican Oscar Duarte and under the guidance of Texan trainer Derrick James.
It’s no secret that Garcia wants big names, and the President of Golden Boy Promotions, Eric Gomez, recently revealed that they had reached out to one Adrien Broner to start talks.
Broner has now responded, claiming that he knew nothing of the approach and rubbishing the idea that he would ever turn it down.
“Golden Boy, I never knew about the offer [for] the fight with Ryan Garcia. I’m just now finding out about that as we speak, but I’m here to let you know that I don’t need a tune up for s**t. After Ryan takes care of business in December we can make it happen ASAP. I’m the same person who fought Manny Pacquiao, why the f**k will I be afraid of saving private Ryan – SEND THE CONTRACT.”
Broner – a four-weight world champion – has fought just twice in five years, ending a long lay-off after the Manny Pacquiao loss by beating Jovanie Santiago in 2021 before returning again this year to outpoint Bill Hutchinson.
Both fights have been at the welterweight limit, and it’s unclear if, at 34-years-old and with well-documented personal issues outside of the ring, Broner can drop down to 140 again.
He seems confident though, and the build-up alone would make the fight entertaining.