Boxing is the theater of the unexpected, but here's a new one.
On Wednesday afternoon, rising star Ryan Garcia, it seems, dealt with a situation that shook him up, more than anything he's experienced in a ring.
Check out this post on the Garcia Twitter feed:
So, that post suggests that “someone” made a call, and told authorities, in California, that someone had a gun, and that person was at the gym where Garcia (age 21; 20-0 record, with 17 KOs) was training today, it looks like.
The Tweet suggests that Garcia feels like the call was made as a “prank,” and that the incident shook him up.
A short time later, another post to the Garcia account:
I asked someone at Golden Boy Promotions if this was legit, a few hours after the first post dropped, and that individual said this was the first they've heard of it.
I also messaged Henry Garcia, Ryan's dad, to confirm or deny the veracity of those posts, and will insert a reply when furnished.
Garcia scored his career best win Feb. 14, when he dropped and stopped Francisco Fonseca.
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NOTE: In this age, outlets can be too quick to run with a “story,” which in fact turns out to not be a story, or one radically different that what was initially presumed. Everyone should be patient, and wait for more details and clarity to emerge regarding this situation.
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