Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Ryan Garcia's Ring Return This Weekend

Where? When? How To Watch? We've got you covered ahead of a top quality night of boxing in Texas
20:02, 05 Apr 2022

Ryan Garcia makes his long-awaited return to the ring this weekend when he takes on former IBO lightweight world champion Emmanuel Tagoe in Texas. 

The undefeated lightweight superstar in the making took a break from the sport at the start of 2021 to focus on his mental health, but now he’s back and ready to take the 135lbs division by storm. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of a top night of boxing in the ‘Lone Star State’. 

Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

When: Saturday, 9th April

How To Watch: DAZN will be broadcasting the event with their coverage starting at 2am Sunday in the UK.

Tale of the Tape:


Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, USA

Age: 23

Alias: KingRy

Record: 21-0 (18)

Height: 5’10’’

Reach: 70’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: ‘KingRy’ earned a career-best win against Luke Campbell in his last outing in January last year. Garcia recovered from a second knockdown to stop the British former Olympian in seven rounds. 



Place Of Birth: Accra, Ghana

Age: 33

Alias: The Gameboy

Record: 32-1 (15)

Height: 5’8’’

Reach: N/A

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Tagoe hasn’t fought since November 2020, where he beat America’s Mason Menard by majority decision in Hollywood on the Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado undercard.

What They Say:

Garcia: “Tagoe is a legitimate contender, I have nothing but respect for him. He has a big opportunity here, he’s been looking for a tough fight, a fight that will make or break him and I am looking forward to a dog fight if it happens to be one.

“I am definitely not looking past him, whether people think he is a good contender or not, and I respect him and I know this will be a good fight.”

Fight Card (Subject to change):

Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe, Lightweight

George Rincon vs Alejandro Frias, Super Lightweight

Gregory Morales vs Katsuma Akitsugi, Featherweight

Hector Valdez vs Daniel Colula Moncada. Super Bantamweight

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