By Matt Lieberman: Undefeated lightweight contender has taken to social media to speak out about his promoters at Golden Boy one day after Saul Canelo Alvarez complained about them after being stripped of his middleweight title. Ryan and Canelo both share the same trainer in Eddy Reynoso, and train out of , .

Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) in September, but he decided not to take the fight, because he wanted the contest to he a headliner. Ryan says he wanted the Duno fight in November as the headliner.

The Los Angeles based Duno, 23, recently struggled in beating journeyman Juan Antonio Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) by a ninth round technical decision last May in Indio, . Rodriguez was another fighter that Ryan was willing to fight in November in the main event.

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Garcia needs to fight bigger names

fighting Romero Duno or the 31-year-old journeyman Juan Antonio Rodriguez in the headliner fight in November is a little hard to get excited about. Duno and Rodriguez aren’t good enough fighters to get a lot of fans excited at seeing Ryan fight them.

At 20-years-old, Garcia is still young, but putting him in the main event against the likes of Duno or Rodriguez would be asking a lot. The question is would either of those guys interest the public in being matched against the young Garcia?

To be fighting in a main event on his own card, Ryan arguably should be fighting these type of guys:

  • Shakur Stevenson
  • Devin Haney
  • Ricard Commey
  • Teofimo Lopez
  • Robert Easter Jr.
  • Luke Campbell
  • Yuriorkis Gamboa

It’s very unlikely that Ryan could beat any of those guys. Even though Ryan is same age as Haney, Teofimo and Shakur, he’s trailing both guys by a long ways in terms of development. If Golden Boy were to throw inside the ring with Stevenson, Teofimo or Haney, it would likely end badly for him.

Saul Alvarez upset at being stripped of title

Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) is upset at , because he didn’t have knowledge to a deal that they had with the . Alvarez ended up being stripped by the International Federation when Golden Boy couldn’t get a exemption for him to put his mandatory Sergiy Derevyanchenko on hold while he fought a unification against WBO champion Demetrius Andrade. Canelo wants to unify the middleweight division, but now he’s lost his belt. The World Council recently changed his status by moving him to WBC Franchise champion. It’s unclear how Canelo feels about that move. Jermall Charlo is now the WBC 160 pound champion.


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