Ryan Garcia (born August 8, 1998) is an American professional boxer who held the WBC interim lightweight title from January to May 2021. As of May 2022,

he is ranked as the world's sixth-best active lightweight by The Ring magazine[3] and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board,[4] and ESPN,[5] and tenth by BoxRec.

García started boxing at the age of seven. He became a 15-time national amateur champion and amassed an amateur record of 215–15.[

Garcia turned professional at age 17 on June 9, 2016. In his first professional bout, he fought against Edgar Meza in Tijuana, winning the match by TKO. Garcia soon signed with Golden Boy Promotions in November 2016.

 Oscar De La Hoya announced Garcia would make his debut on December 17, 2016, on the Smith-Hopkins light-heavyweight main event at The Forum. Garcia won the fight by knockout in the second round.[8]

In September 2019, Garcia extended his contract with a new five-year deal with Golden Boy Promotions. Specific details of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.

Earlier in July, it was revealed that a judge in Puerto Rico has issued a domestic violence-related restraining order against the Latin pop icon.

He said Friday after he weighed in at the junior welterweight limit of 140 for his fight against Javier Fortuna on Saturday in Los Angeles that he might not return to lightweight.

The fight at Crypto.com Arena was originally a lightweight matchup but Fortuna informed Garcia and organizers that he couldn’t make 135.

Garcia (22-0, 18 KOs) seemed to be on track to face the top lightweights, including undisputed champion Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis.