Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte

Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte Preview: “It’s going to be a spectacular win.”

The upcoming Ryan Garcia vs. Oscar Duarte fight is set to be a spectacular display of boxing skills.

Ryan Garcia returns to the ring for the first time since his first career defeat to Gervota ‘Tank’ Davis back in May.

On 2nd December, Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs), takes on Mexican Oscar Duarte (26-1, 21 KOs) at the Toyota Center in Houston, and will be looking for a statement victory to get back in the win column.

Garcia heads into the contest as a big favourite, but Duarte is a heavy puncher who offers a completely different type of fight to Davis, and Garcia believes he needs an emphatic victory if he is to realise his title ambitions.

Ryan Garcia’s Title Ambitions and His Next Challenge Against Oscar Duarte

Speaking to DAZN Bet boxing, Garcia said “I feel like I deserve to give myself to be a champion. I’m longing for a championship title now. It’s going to be a spectacular win. We’re going to build it up again. I feel it, I know it.”

“It was between two guys. I trust my coaches on who I should fight, and it was Oscar Duarte. Oscar Duarte is a heavy puncher. I want to win a world title, but if I can’t beat Oscar Duarte, I’m not going to win a world title.”

Ryan Garcia Reflects on Changes Ahead of the Oscar Duarte Fight

Speaking on how he has processed and overcome what was a huge setback in the manner of his stoppage loss to Davis, Garcia commented “It’s disappointing because I didn’t feel anything. I didn’t feel one moment of sadness. People said it was because of the money but it wasn’t because of that. It’s because I stopped caring about winning in general, my competitive edge was just not there.”

Golden Boy’s golden boy King Ry believes there are extenuating circumstances around the defeat but suggests the experience of losing has given him the impetus to make changes in both his approach and mentality, “I came in with a separated rib, all this stuff and I didn’t care. Looking back, I’m like ‘I should care’. I don’t want to lose again. I’m going to erase the things I was doing, I was not being a professional. Sometimes you’ve got to lose to realise you’ve got make a change. It’s not fun and games, this is a real sport where you can get hurt.”

Oscar Duarte: A Formidable Opponent in Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte Matchup

While many are seeing the contest as a tune-up fight for Garcia as he looks to line up some big-name options down the line, Duarte is a dangerous puncher who has been on a streak of 11 consecutive finishes since suffering his own single career defeat and believes he has the skillset to cause an upset.

Oscar Duarte gears up for the Ryan Garcia vs. Oscar Duarte bout, confident in his knockout power and readiness to surprise fans.

“This December 2 I’m going to be stronger and faster than Ryan. I always liked big challenges. Ryan has done good things, and that’s why he is where he is. I know I have done good things as well, and I deserve the big challenges to show who I am, Oscar Duarte. Yes, he is very fast and has power in both hands, so the fans will enjoy this fight.”

“I am dangerous because I also have great knockout power. I’ve always been very strong. I have endurance, and I am very brave. That’s why I am very dangerous.”

High Stakes in Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte: A Critical Bout for Both Fighters

For Duarte, this represents an opportunity to propel his name into the spotlight. Garcia is a wounded animal and would be a considerable scalp for Duarte in undoubtedly the biggest fight of his career. For Garcia, it goes without saying that a bounce back victory is crucial, particularly with his sights set on a rematch with Tank, or even the winner of the Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis fight the week after his Duarte bout.

Speaking on the possibility of facing Haney, Garcia commented “I’m going to be watching it real close. Devin Haney has been on the list of future opponents for a while. Regis is also a good fighter. So, I’ll be looking at it. I want the world title. So, I have a long history with Devin. It’s been building up for a minute, and I think people want to see that. So, I’ll be looking forward to it.”

Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte Fight details

2nd December at the Toyota Arena in Houston

Even times are yet to be confirmed, but the main event ring walks expected from 4am UK time.

Full card (subject to change)

  • Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte
  • Ohara Davies vs. Ismael Barroso
  • Floyd Schofield vs Ricardo Lopez
  • Shane Mosley Jr vs. Joshua Conley
  • Darius Fulghum vs. Pachino Hill
  • Asa Stevens vs. Dominique Griffin