Oscar De La Hoya Encourages Ryan Garcia To Learn Defensive Advice From Floyd Mayweather
Oscar De La Hoya has some advice for Ryan Garcia.
A video recently went out of Garcia going on a run with Mayweather and many wondered if the two will be training with one another. It would be big for Garcia to work with Mayweather and De La Hoya believes it would be good for his career to soak up more information.
“That’s awesome,” De La Hoya told ESNews. “Look, I always praise a fighter, a young fighter who wants to soak up all that information from a legend, from an icon. So when I saw Ryan running with Floyd, I was like yeah, ask him questions about defense, about you know.
“In the meantime I’m gonna promote Vergil Ortiz who’s gonna knock everyone out … so I’m glad that Vergil comes to me and gets information and soaks it in,” De La Hoya added. “If Ryan wants to go with Floyd, and not to me, so be it, it’s great. Because that’s another legend. Different styles but another legend. So it’s all information that these young fighters are soaking in, which is great.”
Floyd Mayweather is one of the best defensive boxers in history, so if Ryan Garcia could learn some new tactics from here. Garcia, also claimed Mayweather is just mentoring him while Derrick James remains his coach.
“Floyd is mentoring me, And I love and respect him, he is so authentic so stop judging him,” Garcia wrote. “Judging a book by its cover will stop you from reading but Derrick James is my coach, and I love him too.”
Ryan Garcia is 24-1 and coming off a KO win over Oscar Duarte back in December to return to the win column after a KO loss to Gervotna Davis. Garcia is rumored to be boxing Rolly Romero next after trying to secure a bout with Devin Haney.