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Ryan Garcia and Oscar Duarte Discuss Upcoming Super Lightweight Bout in Houston

International superstar, “King” Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs), and knockout artist Oscar “La Migraña” Duarte (26-1-1, 21 KOs) of Parral, Mexico, held a press conference today ahead of their highly anticipated 12-round super lightweight clash. The showdown is scheduled for December 2 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, and is presented in association with Cancun Boxing. Fans worldwide can catch the event on DAZN as part of their subscription.

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Ryan Garcia, International Boxing Star and Super Lightweight Contender:

Ryan Garcia expressed his readiness to face the tough opponent Oscar Duarte, acknowledging his reputation as a knockout artist. He emphasized the importance of staying prepared and building upon his training with Derek, noting his increased confidence and strength at this new weight class.

Garcia highlighted the significance of challenging opponents to reach championship status, pointing out Duarte’s speed, strength, and impeccable timing. He expressed his excitement about the support from the city of Houston, anticipating a remarkable show of love from the fans.

Oscar Duarte, Super Lightweight Contender:

Oscar Duarte conveyed his happiness and excitement about the upcoming fight, expressing gratitude for the opportunity. He mentioned that he is in the best moment of his career, thanks to his dedicated team and family support. Duarte is determined to make Chihuahua and Mexico proud with a victory on December 2, aiming to become the next idol in Mexican boxing.

Duarte stressed his readiness, both physically and mentally, emphasizing the importance of the big challenges that lie ahead. He acknowledged the formidable opponent in front of him and credited his incredible team for providing the necessary strength.

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy:

Oscar De La Hoya praised Ryan Garcia’s fearless attitude, noting that Oscar Duarte is a tough knockout artist, and choosing him as a comeback opponent demonstrates Garcia’s readiness to make a statement and strive for a world championship.

De La Hoya highlighted Garcia’s champion’s attitude, surprising many in the boxing industry, given Duarte’s 11-fight knockout streak. He anticipated a showcase of the best from both fighters, with the fans in Houston generating incredible energy and excitement for the bout.

Derrick James, Former Two-Time Trainer of the Year:

Derrick James expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event in Houston and the positive synergy between him and Ryan Garcia in training camp. He underlined the continuous improvement in their preparation and expected a fantastic night of boxing.

Pepe Gomez, Chairman of Cancun Boxing:

Pepe Gomez expressed his happiness and emphasized the significance of this fight for Cancun boxing, Mexico, Oscar Duarte, and their team. He thanked Oscar De La Hoya for making the fight happen, acknowledging the need for the best fights in the sport.

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