Sparrow: Ryan Garcia Can’t Make Adjustments, He’s Done

Avery Sparrow: Ryan Garcia is Done!

Avery Sparrow (left), Ryan Garcia
Avery Sparrow (left), Ryan Garcia

Avery Sparrow: Ryan Garcia is Done!

Avery Sparrow (10-1, 3KO’s) cleary believes that he is capable of taking down Ryan “The Flash” Garcia (18-0, 15KO’s). The two lightweight boxers will meet this Saturday, September 14 on the undercard of Munguia versus Allotey. The bout will air live via the DAZN app from the Dignity Health Sports Park, in Carson, California.


Throughout the build-up to the exciting bout, Sparrow has relentlessly stated that Garcia is not ready for this match. However, the odds on paper seem to favor the Flash rather than the once-beaten Sparrow. Most notably, Garcia has more knockouts than his Philadelphia born adversary has total professional fights. Although, Avery Sparrow places little importance on the glossy record.

“It’s a lot of things that we have to prove, that Ryan has to prove. It’s not a lot of things that I have to prove. I’ve been in tough, I’ve been on the B-side a lot of times, I’ve fought heavier guys. I’ve been hurt in fights, I got up, I went the distance ample amount of times. So everything is out there for me, you know what I am saying. We know that I’m built Peltz-tough, but the first 15, 16 fights when you’re signed with an elite promotional company are favored for you to win. So this fight right here is the opportunity for Ryan Garcia to show if he is who he says he is.”

The aforementioned favorable match-making is a chief reason for Sparrow’s allegation of Garcia. The determined lightweight boxer understands that Garcia is one of Golden Boy Promotions’ pet projects. And by having this cushy position, Sparrow views his whole resume as being rather soft and unimpressive. According to Sparrow’s stringent appraisal, the Flash lacks a number of fundamental tools that he will need to be successful when in the deep waters with talented fighters.

“I really don’t see this as a tough fight. He comes in, he only has one plan: to knock everyone out. When he went the distance with Carlos Morales and Jayson Velez he had a tough time. He really likes to hold, he doesn’t have no inside game.”


Beyond the highly beneficial push that Golden Boy has provided him, Sparrow theorizes that Garcia’s immense popularity on social media has done far more for him than his actual in-ring accomplishments. As a fighter who had to get it from the mud, it seems as though Sparrow is a bit resentful of Garcia’s idealistic situation. Yet, rather than be thrown off his game, it’s the Philly fighter’s goal to channel this animosity into a comprehensive beating on Saturday.

Going by his talking points, Sparrow views himself as the real article. He has tasted defeat and rebounded, won tough fights and even touched the canvas only to rise and prevail. His various trials by fire are what he feels have forged him into the superior boxer. To his credit, there is no denying the fact that Garcia is one of the darlings of Golden Boy, nor that his social media standing has aided him tremendously. In the end however, Avery Sparrow is going to have to verify his claims with his fists inside the ring.

“I really believe he bit off more than he can chew and come this weekend on Saturday, the world is going to see that Ryan Garcia is over with. The Instagram and all the fame and all that it doesn’t win fights. Hard work, talent, dedication, ring smarts, the ability to adjust on the fly, we saw that he can’t adjust on the fly. We saw he can’t make adjustments in the ring. Its already been proven […] Ryan Garcia is done.” ~Avery Sparrow

By: Bakari Simpson

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