in ,

Oscar De La Hoya’s ‘golden boy’ Ryan Garcia calls out Henry Cejudo via Twitter

Current WBC Silver Light Title holder and social media sensation Ryan “Kingry” Garcia took to Twitter late Monday afternoon…

5F29A34A E6B2 4526 A422 CE72A4DC37D0

Oscar De La Hoya’s ‘golden boy’ Ryan Garcia calls out Henry Cejudo via Twitter just days after the UFC bantamweight champion successfully defends his title and subsequently announces his retirement from the sport of MMA.

Current WBC silver light titleholder and social media sensation Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia took to Twitter late Monday afternoon asking his fans how he would fare in a boxing bout against the recently retired two-division champ Henry Cejudo.

21-year-old Garcia, signed to Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, is a perfect 20-0 as a professional boxer with seventeen knockouts. Ranked at #10 in the world on Boxrec for best active lightweight— an incredibly stacked division featuring Vasiliy Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez, and Gervonta Davis at the top of the list respectfully.

In the aftermath of UFC 249, Ryan was quick to give props to both Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson on their spectacular main event.

The next time he would mention a fighter’s name would come Monday afternoon, in which he tweets,

“You think @HenryCejudo would give me a good fight in the boxing ring?”

To which Cejudo responds:

“Get the hell out of here you Oscar De La Hoya wannabe. I’d make you bend the knee in your own sport! @danawhite Allow me to fry this fish!”

With that being Cejudo’s only response of the evening, ‘Kingry’ fires back by retorting,

“Don’t end up like Conner now! (hushing emoji)”

Yes, McGregor’s name is misspelt in the tweet but Garcia continues on and makes one final stab at Cejudo by subtweeting:

“My guy Henry C is 5’4” you enter the ring with me you’ll end up retiring for good, just enjoy your championships in MMA.”

Prior to his abrupt retirement, Henry ‘Triple C’ Cejudo was (and will continue to be) one of the most decorated athletes in UFC history. In wrestling, he was the youngest American at the time to win an Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling, a three-time Pan American Champion, and a two-time USA national team qualifier.
In addition to that, ‘Triple C’ is also a one-time UFC flyweight champion, a one-time UFC bantamweight champion, and the fourth simultaneous multi-divisional champion in UFC history.

Although Cejudo never boxed as a professional, he did compete in the amateurs upon returning from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

This call out by Ryan Garcia of Henry Cejudo on Twitter appears to be random but fans can’t help but wonder if there is a bigger plan at work.

Could this be the fight that brings Cejudo out of his recent retirement? And more importantly, could Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya come together to make it happen?

After all, it wouldn’t be the first time a UFC fighter stepped into a boxing ring to challenge a superstar.

Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports and Exclusive Originals! Advertisement Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings



What do you think?

326 Points
Upvote Downvote
PSX 20200512 191120

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje expected for summer UFC Fight Island event


UFC Fight Night event on May 23rd. set for move to May 30th.