Ryan Garcia will be fighting on July 4th. We know that. That is confirmed by King Ry and Golden Boy. Oscar announced back in February, following Garcia’s sensational knockout over former world title challenger Francisco Fonseca that Ry would be taking on former three-division world champ Jorge Linares. In what was a highly anticipated fight that many were looking forward to, it was thought to be scrapped when the Covid-19 outbreak started taking its toll and causing cancellations. However, it has been rejuvenated with Garcia announcing an official return to the ring. However, there is one problem. Jorge Linares, is not attached to the fight, not in the country, and with the current travel bans will he even be allowed to travel to the USA? There’s certainly no guarantee that he will and if he can’t, which is a real possibility, who will fill in for him?
Insert hotshot 23-year-old undefeated lightweight sensation “El Finito” Hector Tanajara. The lightning-quick, ultra skilled Texan is uniquely qualified and also promoted by Golden Boy. Making this a very marketable and very realistic and competitive scrap. Tanajara, a San Antonio, Texas native brings a lot to the table, trained by Robert Garcia, he is a fundamentally sound fighter who can fight both off the back foot and coming forward and showed in the most recent performance in his hometown against Juan Carlos Burgos that he can also scrap on the inside. In what is a lightweight division choc filled with blue-chip prospects. The winner of these two would be fast-tracked for a world title.
Tanajara is the more skilled fighter, the more complete fighter, and has called out Ryan Garcia who is the more athletic and more touted fighter in the past. Tanajara told us that this is a fight he is confident will be made and is even more confident that he will win. This is what the sport needs and it is what Tanajara needs! Two top-notch undefeated prospects fighting each other on their way up. They are both in their early 20’s and under the same promotional banner. They can meet up again in the future. Buf do it now and fast track the winner. The winner has a better win under his belt than does Devin Haney and would be in position to make that fight a possibility or make a fight with Tank Davis.
Oscar Needs another star to add to Canelo and the emerging Vergil Ortiz, who will be in the thick of the loaded welterweight picture and could be looking at fights with Terence Crawford and Errol Spence in the near future. Garcia is at the present time viewed as the one to carry the Golden Boy torch post-Canelo, however on the other side of that coin, many, many pundits and experts see a very exciting but flawed fighter who can be outboxed by a master craftsman. A master craftsman is exactly what El Finito is. Tanajara hails from the boxing crazed city of San Antonio, which is also home to WBA regular champ Mario Barrios and to upstart prospects like Bam Rodriguez and Joshua Franco. El Finito can also become a major star. Alamo City is America’s next great fight city and Boxing is taking over for the faltering San Antonio Spurs. Tanajara has all the ability to be the cities next Tim Duncan, a perennial champ with undeniable skills. The winner of a Garcia vs Tanajara showdown would be on an extremely fast track for superstardom and can this fight could be easily made without breaking the bank for Oscar and will have more eyes on it than usual due to the lack of sports going on during a pandemic.