Light welterweight contender Ryan Garcia reacted with anger today after learning of analyst Tim Bradley calling him a “clown” and saying that he “belongs in a zoo” during ESPN’s ‘State of Boxing” show.
Ryan said that if Bradley continued to be biased, he’d be fired from his job at ESPN. Fans on social media are less than sympathetic to Ryan’s nursing hurt feelings after Bradley trashed him. Many of them view Ryan as soft for not being able to handle being criticized.
Bradley commented in response to Ryan’s negotiations with Rolando’ Rolly’ Romero falling through. He is now returning to trying to piece together a fight against WBC light welterweight champion Devin Haney for April 20th on DAZN PPV.
Initially, Ryan (24-1, 20 KOs) had planned on fighting Haney before changing his mind to face Rolly after going for a run with his promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Ryan Garcia is a clown. He belongs in a zoo. He has no idea of what is going on with him,” said Tim Bradley on X, trashing Ryan Garcia after learning that he’s back in negotiations with Devin Haney after his talks for a fight with Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero went up in smoke, with the Mayweather Promoted fighter choosing to fight Isaac Cruz.
“You keep being blatantly biased on air, you’ll be fired. What is even funnier is this clown’ made more money in one night than he made in his entire career. I’d rather be a clown than Tim Bradley,” said Ryan Garcia in response to Bradley’s comments.
There’s no question that Ryan made a ton of dough from his fight against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis last April, and he continues to make money hand over fist.
With 11 million Instagram followers who aren’t boxing fans, he can make massive money fighting almost anybody. It wouldn’t be surprising if Ryan’s net worth is greater than Tank’s by the time he retires from the sport.
Ryan has been all over the place lately, saying he wants to fight different fighters, and it’s difficult for some to keep up with his constant changes of mind. At this point, Ryan needs to get the fight with Haney made without moving on to another opponent.
Ryan’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, wants to see him face Haney next. If not him, he’s got Arnold Barboza Jr. and Jose Ramirez waiting to take him on.
Ryan Garcia firing back at Tim Bradley’s criticism today… pic.twitter.com/BHuz4TNomL
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 1, 2024
Strong co-main on March 30 when Rolly Romero defends his title vs. Pitbull Cruz. Cruz is the favorite but perhaps Romero is being slept on. After all, Cruz is undersized and coming off a lackluster performance. Previewing the bout with @timbradleyjr on ESPN+’s State of Boxing. pic.twitter.com/6uPlGb0vm1
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) February 1, 2024