Henry Cejudo is as cringey as it gets but he does have a point here and there. This time, it’s about the rising boxer Ryan Garcia.
In the latest episode of The Triple C and The Schmo Show, Cejudo offered his honest yet vicious assessment of Garcia. While admitting that Garcia’s boxing talent, Cejudo also highlighted that many consider him a lesser threat due to his social media activities.
“Ryan Garcia is a great boxer but he’s a social media wh***, you know what I’m saying? Like, that’s what he does, man. This is why, even if you watch Showtime, when they started introducing the fighters, they’re like, you know, they was like, ‘Yeah he’s, Ryan Garcia, not much of a boxing, you know, talent or threat. But he is a social media presence.’ Like, you know what I mean?”
The Olympic Gold medalist also suggested that ‘King’ should step up his game to earn pundits’ respect.
“You don’t want those types of compliments. Ryan Garcia is going to have to step it up, man, and fight somebody big. But he also has to earn his name to be able to get to a [Gervonta Davis] or to a [Devin Haney] or to a [George Kambosos],” said Cejudo.
Following his 7th round stoppage of Luke Campbell in January 2021, Garcia took a long absence from the sport due to mental health issues. He made a comeback in April against the mostly-unknown Emmanuel Tagoe, who he easily dominated in an unanimous decision victory.
Garcia was initially ordered to box Isaac Cruz for the WBC lightweight title eliminator. However, the negotiations fell through considering that both boxers are already contractually obligated to box different opponents.
He is now set to fight the former two-division world champion, Javier Fortuna in Los Angeles on July 16.