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‘Dream turned reality’: Garcia teases Pacquiao fight

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 10:40 PM January 25, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — Fast rising star Ryan Garcia on Monday claimed he is fighting Manny Pacquiao.

Garcia has been seeking a dream showdown with the Filipino boxing legend since his impressive win over Luke Campbell to win the WBC interim lightweight title earlier this year.

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“A dream turned reality,” Garcia wrote on his Instagram account.

“It’s an honor to share the ring with @mannypacquiao. I will always respect what you did in and out the ring. Here’s to the best Man Winning.”

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His post came just a day after a report by The Athletic surfaced that the two fighters are in “preliminary discussions” on a possible inter-generational bout.

Undefeated after 21 fights with 18 knockouts, Garcia is deemed as the next big thing in boxing.

The 22-year-old Garcia, however, hasn’t fought anyone near the caliber of Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division champion.

Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), meanwhile, hasn’t fought since winning the WBA (Super) welterweight crown back in July 2019. He turned 42 last month.

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