Ryan Garcia won, but can he compete with the top 140-pounders?

By ESPN By ESPN   | 3 months ago
Ryan Garcia won, but can he compete with the top 140-pounders?

Mike Coppinger, ESPNDec 3, 2023, 12:49 AM ET

Ryan Garcia admitted his fight with Oscar Duarte on Saturday in Houston was "very tough."

After all, Garcia was competing for the first time since his April TKO loss to Gervonta Davis, and Duarte was a tougher-than-usual comeback opponent.

Duarte (26-2-1, 21 KOs) was rugged and never stopped coming forward. And he had all the momentum on his side when the eighth round began. But it's Garcia who remains a feared puncher, and he reminded everyone why late in the frame.

With boos coming down as Garcia moved and moved some more, he found the equalizer late in Round 8, a check left hook to the head that buckled Duarte.

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