According to reports, popular lightweight rising star Ryan Garcia and coach Joe Goossen are parting ways. Garcia recently suffered his first career loss, being knocked out by WBA (Regular) Lightweight Champion Gervonta Davis in the seventh round, leaving his record at 23-1.
Goossen trained Garcia for his two victories before the Davis fight. Garcia defeated Emmanuel Tagoe via a unanimous decision and knocked out Javier Fortuna before facing ‘Tank’. It’s interesting to note that while Davis accepted a tune-up fight earlier this year, Garcia remained on the sidelines from July 2022 until his loss to Davis.
Several sources have now confirmed that Garcia will be looking for another trainer in the future.
This is not the first time that Garcia has changed coaches. Initially, his father Henry trained him before he started working with Eddy Reynoso, who is best known for his work with Canelo Álvarez. Eventually, Garcia moved on to train with Goossen.
Ryan Garcia Announces Move Up to Super Lightweight Division
According to Mike Coppinger from ESPN, Ryan Garcia, also known as ‘KingRy’, has parted ways with Joe Goossen and is looking to move up to the 140lbs weight class for his next fight. Moving up to super lightweight is expected to be less challenging for Garcia in terms of weight cuts, which he has struggled with in recent fights, including a difficult 10lbs rehydration clause for his bout against Gervonta Davis.
Star boxer Ryan Garcia and trainer Joe Goossen have parted ways after three fights, sources told ESPN, the last of which came vs. Gervonta Davis. The PPV event – Garcia’s first – was a massive commercial success. He’ll now campaign at 140 pounds, but no decision has been made on his next trainer.
Star boxer Ryan Garcia and trainer Joe Goossen have parted ways after three fights, sources told ESPN, the last of which came vs. Gervonta Davis. The PPV event – Garcia’s first – was a massive commercial success. He’ll now campaign at 140 pounds, but no decision has been made on…
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 1, 2023
Despite his recent loss to Davis, Garcia remains one of the most popular rising stars in professional boxing. The defeat has seemingly led him to shift his focus, with a new coach and a safer weight class to concentrate on. It appears that ‘The Flash’ is determined to continue his ascent in the boxing world, even after the setback against ‘Tank’.
Despite the recent loss to Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia’s future still looks bright considering the tremendous success of his fight with him.