Ryan Garcia believes he will end his boxing career early. He plans to retire at age 26. But the hot prospect is not saying that he will quit all combat sport at that point.
The popular Garcia said on The Rich Eisen Show on Thursday that he will consider moving to MMA after his boxing career. The 22-year-old said he wants to show that he is the best fighter in the world, and not just in the ring.
“If they say ‘okay, you’ve beaten everyone in the ring’ (and) someone says ‘this is not a real fight, the real fight is kicks, choking, submissions, all of that,'” Garcia said. “Will I do it “I will go to show them that I am the best fighter in the world. I talk about hands, I talk about fighting. I will go to MMA to show that God is the greatest. And I will go to beat anyone in MMA, they say I will not beat. If I have to Being Conor McGregor, I will. And I don’t say this to get money, I don’t care about money. I say this just because that’s how I feel. “
Garcia said his plan is to quit boxing when he is 26. But he would not rule out a return either.
“I still plan to retire at 26,” he said. “However, if I’m going to get back in the ring, I’m only going to fight what people say at the time … that Ryan can’t beat them.”
Garcia (21-0) is IT’s No. 4 lightweight. The California native is coming off a seventh round TKO over Luke Campbell to win the interim WBC lightweight title on January 2.