Keith Thurman sends a message of support to Ryan García: “I hope he gets the help he needs” – La Opinion

Keith Thurman sends a message of support to Ryan García: “I hope he gets the help he needs” – La Opinion


Keith Thurman, former unified welterweight champion, sent a message of support to Ryan García and hopes he gets the help he needs after his erratic behavior in the last week that has generated controversy and doubts about his mental health.

In an interview with Fight Hub TV, Thurman believes Garcia should Think about your well-being if you don’t feel you’re fit to face Devin Haney and trust that you can receive good advice at this time to help you recover.

I just hope he gets the help he needs.. Of course, no one wants him to pull out of the fight, but I would have to say that now is not the time. Right now, if you’re not desperate for a paycheck, you may want to think about your own health and well-being and return to the sport at another time. If this is just a minor setback, then get it together, kid, and get ready to deliver a world-class performance for the fans to see,” he said.

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Ryan García has generated many controversies for his erratic behavior on networks and in public. Photo Courtesy: Golden Boy Promotions.

“You have a huge fan base. You are a shining light in the sport of boxing. Many people support you. Many people love you. That’s not going to go away with some antics. It’s more than just pop culture. You are more than a superstar. I know what it means to be at this level. We are not perfect people. We’re just people, and that goes for all celebrities. I just hope the kid (Ryan) gets the right advice here and now. If he can recover and have a great camp and a great fight, then God bless him. I wish you the best of luck,” he added.

Since the press conference in New York, the Californian’s behavior has been erratic. That same day, Devin Haney indicated that his rival was drunk and that he could smell his breath in the face-to-face. Shortly after, García He admitted that he was high on a live stream and that he smoked marijuana and drank like anyone else, which generated great controversy and doubts about what he has expressed on social networks.

At first it was thought to be a publicity tactic to promote the fight with Haneybut his fans and ex-wife Drea Celin have shown concern for the Californian’s mental health and do not believe that his current behavior is simple trolling as he wanted to make it out to be.

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Devin Haney and Ryan García might not meet on April 20 in New York. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

In fact, many followers and even the Haneys think that King Ry will abandon the fight after all the controversies he has generated due to his drug use and behavior in press conferences, interviews and social networks with just a little more than a month left until the confrontation; but García promised that he will fully concentrate in the gym in these last five weeks because he takes the duel with the American seriously.

Ryan Garcia, 24, moved up to 140 pounds after his first loss in the sport against Gervonta Davis in 2023 and He made his successful debut in the new category after knocking out Óscar Duarte to try to be crowned world champion. The Mexican-American boxer has a record of 24 wins (20 by knockout) and one setback in his professional career.

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