The pretty boy Ryan Garcia rose to stardom inside and outside of the ring. He has become the world’s most-followed young boxer on social media. Thus despite his boxing abilities, which are impressive, the bookies are offering a variety of odds to bet on Ryan Garcia’s 2021 fights.
The newly crowned interim WBC lightweight champion Ryan Garcia had a very exciting fight on 02 January. He got into the ring with the 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell. Garcia survived a knockdown in the second round to stop Luke Campbell in the seventh. Thus, the 22-year-old star brought his record to 21-0, with 18 KOs.
Online sportsbook news sites in Mexico have been heavily speculating Garcia’s next move. It will presumably be bigger than Campbell’s fight. Garcia needs to cement himself as a serious lightweight contender. The bookies also have been offering odds to bet on Ryan Garcia’s 2021 fights. The odds show Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney, and Teofimo Lopez as Garcia’s upcoming opponents. However, Garcia is surprisingly the underdog against all the three fighters.
A fourth fight that might happen this year is Ryan Garcia vs Manny Pacquiao. Garcia recently announced on his Instagram that a fight against the legendary Pacquiao is being negotiated. The bookies do not offer odds yet on this fight, but you can keep checking out our review about 22BET Sportsbook for all the best odds. But what about the odds on the other three prospective fights?
A fight against Gervonta Davis is the most realistic one
A fight between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis is the most realistic and the most demanded by the fans. A few weeks ago Garcia and Davis had a heated exchange at Mike Tyson’s “HotBoxin” podcast. So, it might be happening in 2021, if the two fighters are serious about getting in the ring against the best opponents.
Online sportsbooks in Mexico suggest that if it happens it will likely be one-way traffic for Gervonta Davis. The reason is the experience, the devastating KO power, and the footwork that Davis has. Davis is more chin down, close the distance and throw bombs. Whereas, Garcia has faster hands. But the knockdown Garcia had against Campbell who is not considered a power puncher is scary. Most likely if Davis puts him down he will not be able to recover as he did against Campbell. According to 22BET Sportsbook, Davis values 1.372 to win, a draw stands at 21, while Garcia is at 2.838.
Devin Haney will be an easy opponent to Garcia
Ryan Garcia vs Devin Haney will also be a fascinating fight for the boxing fans. But it makes more sense for Garcia than a fight against Davis. First of all, if Garcia fights Haney it will be the mandatory challenger against the WBC titleholder. Second, Haney does not look dangerous as Davis. Haney seemed a bit rusty and dull in his last fight against the Cuban veteran Yuriokis Gamboa.
Should Haney provide an explosive performance against Garcia he will likely win with 1.645 odds. But, if he is not 100 percent, Garcia can win with 2.225 odds. So, if you are A big fan of Garcia, you should bet on Ryan Garcia’s 2021 fights to be against Haney and end with a win for Garcia.
Teofima Lopez Jr. will be avoided by Garcia
Sadly the boxing fights are not usually based on the abilities but on the marketability of the two fighters. Teofimo Lopez is the undisputed lightweight champion but he is the least popular among the four potential opponents for Garcia. Thus, he is the least favorite to be among Ryan Garcia’s 2021 fights.
Should Garcia and Lopez somehow surprisingly decide to meet, Toefimo will be a huge favorite with 1.34 odds. Whereas Garcia will stand at 3.22 to make an upset. Although Lopez is not an invincible fighter, it is well known that styles make fights. In other words, Garcia has no tools to get the advantage over Lopez in the ring. So, it will likely go to Lopez which simply means Garcia will avoid this fight as long as he can.