Following his high-profile bout with Gervonta Davis, Ryan García, the rising star of boxing, faced defeat due to a seventh-round knockdown.
Despite the loss, the event proved financially successful, generating over $22 million with 1.1 million PPV buys in the U.S.
Despite Garcia's popularity, questions persist about whether he has the skills to match his superstar appeal.
Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia's long-time promoter, believes he can become the face of boxing, citing his potential to headline mega-events.
To solidify his status, García faces Oscar Duarte, needing to prove his abilities to capture a boxing title.
García's massive social media following (10.3 million) contributes to his broader appeal and commercial success outside the ring.
Beyond boxing, García's success includes sponsorships like Gatorade, Fendi fashion shows, and Hugo Boss in Milan, showcasing his financial prowess.
The upcoming fight against Duarte is a critical moment for García to demonstrate his skills and reassure fans of his potential as a boxing icon.