Twitter erupts following boxer's 'absolutely brutal' KO victory
Boxer Ryan Garcia's spectacular victory last night (February 14) over Francisco Fonseca has gone viral, after he was able to knock out his opponent with a "brutal" left-hand, sending Twitter-users wild.
In his 20th consecutive professional victory at the Honda Center, the lightweight fighter absolutely destroyed former world title challenger Francisco Fonseca after just 80 seconds of aggressive pummelling.
As the video shows, Fonseca attempted a wild right jab. But Garcia then easily dodged his punch and delivering a devastating left hook to Fonesca's head, knocking him out cold.
Per News.au, Ryan was pretty pleased with himself, later telling an interviewer: "It was a good performance. We caught him with a little fake and caught him with that left hook. I thought the fight was going to go longer. I saw the left hook It was there. I let him get comfortable.”
According to Forbes, prior to the game, Fonseca stated: "[Ryan's] a great fighter, but I've had a lot of experience facing top opposition. I don't want to underestimate Ryan Garcia. He's a great prospect, but he doesn't have the experience that Gervonta Davis and Tevin Farmer had. On that basis, I will walk away with the victory."
On social media, boxing fans reacted with amazement to the video. For instance, Mike Coppinger wrote: "Absolutely brutal knockout. Ryan Garcia’s counter left hook came in under Fonseca’s straight right. Goodnight [sic]"
Following his victory, Garcia took to Instagram to thank God and revealed that the match was dedicated to late LA Lakers icon Kobe Bryant and the other eight victims of last month's helicopter crash. Garcia wrote: "20-0 I prayed before the fight for him to wake up. Thank God he did. First step to shocking the world. Big thanks to @caneloteam @procoachhenry. This fight was dedicated to Kobe & Gigi and everyone who lost there lives in the helicopter. RIP"
Garcia's record now stands at 20-0, with 17 KOs, and the 21-year-old fighter is clearly shaping up to be one of the most formidable names in his sport.
Not only that, but he also boasts a rapidly expanding fanbase, with more than 5 million Instagram followers. He's also starred in his own scripted YouTube show, and modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch and Tommy Hilfiger during New York Fashion Week.