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Ryan Garcia Produces Early KO Of The Year Contender With Brutal One-Punch Knockout

Nasir Jabbar

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Ryan Garcia Produces Early KO Of The Year Contender With Brutal One-Punch Knockout

Top lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia scored a stunning first round knockout victory over Francisco Fonseca in California on Friday.

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Garcia stopped Fonseca in just 80 seconds of their DAZN main event clash to improve his professional record to a perfect 20-0.

The 21-year-old shook Fonseca with a right hook before putting him down and out with a brutal left hook which caught him flush on the chin.

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Speaking after his impressive win, Garcia said: "It was a good performance. It didn't last too long. I watched video of Sugar Ray Robinson coming into this fight.

"He did a little fake, and he caught them with a left hook. I was planning for it to go a little longer, I'm not gonna lie. But respect to Fonseca, they were great people. They respected me the whole time.

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"I saw the left hook, it was there. I just needed to let him commit to a shot. So I let him get comfortable, and then I caught him with the shot.

"I'm ready for everybody now. I'm ready. I feel comfortable. I've been in there with all the good sparring. I'm ready for everybody, let's go!"

Image: PA
Image: PA

Garcia and fellow phenom Devin Haney could be on a collision course to fight at the end of 2020.

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He clashed with 'The Dream' during his post-fight interview, setting up a monster bout.

But Jorge Linares is likely next for Garcia with Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya revealing that they've reserved a date in July at Los Angeles' iconic Staples Center.

Linares stopped Carlos Morales in four on the under card of Garcia vs. Fonseca.

Topics: ryan garcia, Boxing News, Boxing, Fight News

Nasir Jabbar
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