Boxing star Ryan Garcia recently deleted his personal Twitter account. He believes that the social media platform is trying to “silence him.”
In a video posted on Twitter by user Kelsey McCarson, the 22-year-old boxer the reasoning behind deleting his Twitter account.
“Man, Twitter did me dirty. I no longer have a Twitter account,” Garcia explains in the video. “So if you see an account with my name on it — it’s not me.”
Garcia goes on to explain that Twitter has been “silencing him,” although they allow explicit content to circulate freely on the platform.
“So it’s okay to have pornography on Twitter and explicit stuff that kids can see?” Garcia asks. “But because I’m talking about God, boxing, and Jesus, they want to silence me.”
“I just want to know the truth,” the young boxing star adds. Check out the video below:
Meanwhile, Ryan Garcia will be making Instagram his main social media platform for the foreseeable future. He makes that rather clear in the video.
“Shout out to Instagram for having freedom of speech and for treating everyone with love and respect. Thank you, Instagram!” Garcia concludes. “And ya know what? Nothing good ever came out of Twitter anyway so I’m not even trippin,'” Garcia says.
Ryan Garcia Wants to Fight Gervonta Davis
There’s no doubt that Ryan Garcia has become one of the fastest-rising stars in the sport of boxing. The California native became the WBC interim lightweight champion on Jan. 2 with a seventh-round TKO victory over Luke Campbell.
ESPN currently has the 22-year-old ranked as the fourth-best lightweight fighter in the world, behind Teofimo Lopez, Vasiliy Lomachenko, and Gervonta Davis.
Garcia has yet to make an official announcement about his next opponent. However, the young star did tease something significant during an appearance on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby podcast earlier this week.
“I really do want to have that fight with Gervonta Davis, and I will knock him out in two rounds,” Garcia said. “That will happen. Mark my words. Gervonta Davis knows what’s gonna happen. It’s just time. Time will tell.”
Garcia also says that he might have a fight lined up with an even bigger opponent than Davis. The hosts on the podcast speculate that the opponent could be boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao.
“I have a potentially huge, bigger fight than him. I might put him off to the side,” he adds. “I’m still gonna fight him. I wouldn’t not fight him unless it was an even bigger opportunity, but I cannot say anything right now, so I’m just gonna keep it that.”
Podcast host David Jacoby then asked whether the opponent’s name rhymes with “Shmanny Shmacquiao.”
“I don’t know, guys. It’s up for imagination. Let’s all use our imagination here,” he said. “Manny’s a legend, though. Manny’s a person I’ve always looked up to. You can’t say anything bad about Manny. I wouldn’t even be mad in the ring with him. Even if he hit me, I don’t know how I would react. I would be just, like, ‘Yo, man, you hit me! I can’t believe this, yes! Hit me more!’ He’s been an inspiration to me and I’m just happy that, uh, yeah.”
That would no doubt be an incredible fight to see. Ryan Garcia has put together an impressive 21-0 career record with 18 knockouts since turning pro in 2016.