Ryan Garcia speaks in glowing terms when Manny Pacquiao is brought up in conversation and this was evident in his recent interview whereby he spoke about text messages from the Filipino legend and wanting to face Pacquiao sometime in the near future.
‘Manny Pacquiao is everything I aspire to be as a champion. Him and Muhammad Ali, people like that. He messaged me and said, ‘Ryan, it’s your turn to inspire others’ – Ryan told the Pug and Copp Boxing Show
‘It hit my heart. He’s inspired a whole country (Philippine’s) and more. I thought, ‘wow, he really thinks I have the opportunity to inspire everybody’
‘And I thank him for that, I thank him for those kind words. I still want to fight him after Gervonta. Out of respect, I couldn’t even talk smack because that’s someone that I’ve looked up too, somebody I wanted to be’
I think I would just him because I want to be in the ring against somebody I looked up too’