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Ryan Garcia claims ‘dream turned reality’ with Pacquiao fight teaser

Delfin Dioquino
Ryan Garcia claims ‘dream turned reality’ with Pacquiao fight teaser

IDOL. Ryan Garcia has been vocal about his desire to fight Manny Pacquiao.

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American Ryan Garcia implies he will be facing Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in the ring soon

Rising boxing star Ryan Garcia teased of a fight with Manny Pacquiao as he claimed his “dream turned reality.”

The young American implied he will be facing the Filipino boxing legend in the ring soon by posting a poster-like photo of them on social media.

“It’s an honor to share the ring with [Manny Pacquiao],” Garcia wrote on Instagram. “I will always respect what you did in and out [of] the ring. Here’s to the best man winning.”

Garcia has been vocal about his desire to fight Pacquiao, hailing his rags-to-riches journey that saw him rise from poverty and become the only eight-division world champion in boxing.

“I’m just saying, can we share that ring together and please pass that torch to me?” Garcia said in a previous interview.

At only 22 years old, Garcia is one of the fastest rising stars of the sport, tallying an immaculate 21-0-0 record with 18 knockouts.

Garcia suffered his first knockdown in his most recent fight against Luke Campbell earlier in January but he bounced back and pulled off a seventh-round technical knockout win for the WBC interim lightweight title.

The 42-year-old Pacquiao, meanwhile, has not fought in more than a year.

Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 knockouts) last graced the ring in July 2019 when he beat Keith Thurman via split decision to capture the WBA (super) welterweight belt. –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.