Ryan Garcia is one of the highest regarded young prospects in world boxing. At 24, Garcia has only lost once in 24 professional fights, after being stopped by Gervonta Davis in April 2023.
Garcia was quickly snapped up by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and the latter predicted a bright future for Garcia, who was 18 at the time.
De La Hoya said: "His amateur pedigree is among the best I've ever seen; his skill set is far beyond his 18 years.
"I expect enormous things from Ryan and am excited to work with him as he embarks on a career that I'm sure will include multiple world championships."
Defeat to Gervonta Davis
Ryan Garcia memorable fights
After his debut, he continued to fight regularly and picked up win after win inside the distance. In just his 11th fight, he won the vacant NABF junior title, by knocking out Miguel Carrizoza.
Four fights later, he won the vacant NABF and WBO NABO junior titles against Jayson Velez via unanimous decision.
By this time, his support was growing exponentially each time he stepped into the ring and in November 2019, he knocked out Romero Duno to win the WBO silver title, via an emphatic first-round knockout.
How to watch Ryan Garcia
Garcia is a star attraction for Golden Boy, who exclusively broadcast all of their fights on streaming service DAZN. Despite a fallout, Garcia extended his deal with the promotion company in September 2019 for a further five years.
Golden Boy's partnership with DAZN will see Garcia fight on the platform in the United States, Canada, Spain, Germany and Italy. He also features on the subscription channel in the UK since DAZN's launch in that territory.
Ryan Garcia and social media following
Given how inexperienced he still is as a boxer, it is remarkable to see how many fans Garcia has on social media.
Garcia truly is a modern-day sportsman who is astute to have realised the importance of having a strong social media presence in the sporting world today.
He has over nine million followers on Instagram, five million on TikTok and 1.3m subscribers on YouTube.
Speaking about his rise on the social media platforms, Garcia said: "I just keep fighting and keep winning, and my engagement keeps going higher.
"I'll hop on TikTok, shoot a video once in a while, and I'll get 3 million views and gain 500,000 followers and I'm out for like two weeks."
Garcia has formed a great friendship with Logan Paul who has over 23 million YouTube subscribers.
As well as appearing on the YouTubers podcast several times, Garcia hosted the warm-up show to Paul's rematch against KSI in 2019.
Ryan Garcia family
Ryan is one of four siblings who are the children of Henry and Lisa Garcia. He has three sisters, Demi Sasha and Kayla and brother Sean Garcia, who is also a professional boxer. The 19-year-old has four wins and a draw from his five professional fights so far, winning two of them inside the distance.
Garcia was trained by world-class coach Eddy Reynoso, who is more commonly known to be Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's trainer. But he left them in February 2022 after growing frustrated that he was not being given enough attention.
He is now working with Joe Goossen and in recent months he has butted heads with Canelo. The pound-for-pound great has even predicted that his former friend will lose to 'Tank' Davis and he has questioned Garcia's commitment to boxing.