Home Sports Ryan Garcia is fine, despite worrying social media posts about ‘demons’ and ‘UFOs’, says Oscar De La Hoya ahead of next month’s fight with Devin Hanley: ‘We Facetimed – he looks good’

Ryan Garcia is fine, despite worrying social media posts about ‘demons’ and ‘UFOs’, says Oscar De La Hoya ahead of next month’s fight with Devin Hanley: ‘We Facetimed – he looks good’

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Oscar De La Hoya speaks on stage during the Ryan Garcia v Devin Haney press tour on February 29
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Oscar De La Hoya has played down fears over Ryan Garcia’s mental health ahead of next month’s fight against Devin Haney, stating that everything is fine with the fighter ahead of their fight.

On Friday, Golden Boy’s promoter dismissed reports that Garcia needs help after a week filled with questionable behavior from the 25-year-old former interim lightweight champion on social media.

Garcia even claimed that there were attempts to commit him to a psychiatric institute after he shared several strange posts on But the California native now insists he’s “locked in” to his fight against Haney, which is scheduled for April 20 in Brooklyn, as he enters training camp with six or seven weeks left.

De La Hoya shares the same sentiment as Garcia, adding that, in his opinion, ‘KingRy’ seems ready to go.

“I’ve been in contact with Ryan Garcia,” De La Hoya told Fight Hub TV. “I talked to him yesterday. I literally did, we were on video chat, we were FaceTiming each other. He looks good. He looks good, he seems ready. I’m telling you.

Oscar De La Hoya speaks on stage during the Ryan Garcia v Devin Haney press tour on February 29

Oscar De La Hoya speaks on stage during the Ryan Garcia v Devin Haney press tour on February 29

Garcia, 25, has shown signs of erratic behavior on social media throughout the past week.

Garcia, 25, has shown signs of erratic behavior on social media throughout the past week.

Garcia, 25, has shown signs of erratic behavior on social media throughout the past week.

“Look, all I know is that he left for camp yesterday and he’s with Derrick James and he’s with his whole team and one thing about Ryan is that he’s been training, and there’s six to seven weeks left to train and be ready for this.” “. struggle. That’s the perfect moment.

‘Look, in my story, when I was fighting, I needed five to six weeks in camp. It’s the perfect time, everything is fine. We will see Ryan García in the ring on April 20.”

De La Hoya also expressed his excitement for the fight, saying he predicts it will be an exciting and fan-friendly affair.

“I think this, the seventh fight at the professional level with 8-ounce gloves, is going to be a bloodbath, and I’m excited about it.”

De La Hoya (back) predicts next month's Ryan Garcia-Devin Hanley fight will be a 'bloodbath'

De La Hoya (back) predicts next month's Ryan Garcia-Devin Hanley fight will be a 'bloodbath'

De La Hoya (back) predicts next month’s Ryan Garcia-Devin Hanley fight will be a ‘bloodbath’

Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) was stopped by Gervonta Davis in April, a month before Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) defended his titles against Vasiliy Lomachenko in his final lightweight fight before stepping up to the wire. of 140 pounds. .

But with Canelo Alvarez, boxing’s biggest draw, expected to fight in Las Vegas on May 4, De La Hoya said there was a risk that fans would not pay for tickets to two events so close together. Additionally, he believes it is necessary to bring Garcia, who already has a large following on social media, to a new audience.

“The greats, the best, fought in New York to become world champions,” De La Hoya said. “He is not a Las Vegas champion, not a California champion, but a world champion, and that is why I have always thought that fighters who want to be superstars should fight in New York.

“That’s why we’re here.”

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