Ryan Garcia Reveals That He Plans To Retire From Boxing At The Age Of 26
WBC interim lightweight champ Ryan Garcia has made a shock admission by suggesting that he will retire from boxing at the age of 26.
The 22-year-old American star was knocked down for the first time in his career when he took on Britain's Luke Campbell last week at the American Airlines Center in Texas.
The 'Flash' climbed off the canvas in the second round and fought back hard before landing a devastating left hook to Campbell's body in the seventh round.
Garcia sealed a sensational TKO victory over Campbell and captured the WBC interim lightweight title.
Despite holding an unblemished 21-0 professional record, Garcia has already outlined plans to leave boxing by the time he hits 26 as he wants to "play my part in this battle against hate and confusion in America."
Speaking to SiriusXM Boxing, the boxing star said: "I'm gonna move on to inspire people in a different way and to play my part in this battle against hate and confusion in America."
Garcia also hit out at outgoing US President Donald Trump as he accused him of 'inspiring hate.'
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"In my humble opinion, Donald Trump did inspire hate," the interim lightweight champ said.
"I don't care which way you put it. I don't care if he covers his tracks after he says something bad.
"Think about this: so, you say something bad and then you try to cover that, whatever you said bad is not forgotten.
"And people are trying to confuse people and that's where the confusion comes from because he's always covering his tracks after he says something -- that's not right. You don't do that because then that causes confusion.
"Whatever you put out into the world, it will be out. Trust me, that's another fight, but don't worry, in due time that's going to be that big one and I'm going to win that one, too. Trust me."
Footage has since emerged of Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez teaching Garcia the body shot that delivered him his stunning victory over Campbell.
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