Live Boxing Tonight: Ryan Garcia vs. Oscar Duarte on DAZN

12/02/2023 - No comments

Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs) is all set to step back into the boxing ring against Parral, Mexico’s sensation Oscar “La Migraña” Duarte (26-1-1, 21 KOs). Slated for December 2nd, this 12-round super lightweight fight is in collaboration with Cancun Boxing and will be live on DAZN, accessible with your subscription.

Ryan Garcia sounded ecstatic, announcing, “The wait is over! I’m stepping back into the ring against Oscar Duarte on December 2nd. Feeling stronger and hungrier than ever, this fight’s for my loyal fans. Duarte’s a solid opponent, but I’m bringing my A-game to make it a night to remember. And remember, haters gonna hate, but I always give fans the thrill they seek. Catch the action live on DAZN. Stay tuned for venue and ticket details.”

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Just 25, Garcia has soared in his boxing career, proving himself a big draw for PPV events. His last tangle with Gervonta “Tank” Davis in April 2023 raked in a whopping 1.2 million PPV buys and generated a staggering $22.8 million gate at Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena. This landed the event among Nevada boxing’s best gates. Garcia, known for his aggressive style and signature left hook, boasts an impressive history in the boxing world, once holding the WBC interim lightweight title.

Meanwhile, Oscar Duarte isn’t just any other boxer. Representing Parral, Chihuahua, he’s carved a niche for himself in the lightweight division, showcasing fierce offense and defensive talent. The only blot on his record came against Adrian Estrella in 2019, which he redeemed with an 11-fight knockout spree. In his corner, apart from a talented team, he has the renowned actor and model, Gabriel Soto, managing him with Cancun Boxing.

Duarte shared his excitement, “This fight is a dream come true. I can’t thank Golden Boy enough for this golden opportunity. My team has been my great, and I promise to put up a fight that does justice to their faith in me. Ryan Garcia is a tough opponent, but I’m ready to raise the Mexican flag high.”

Boxing legend and CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, chimed in, “This is classic Ryan – no half measures. He’s facing a guy like Duarte who packs a punch. Whoever emerges as the winner is on the fast track to challenge world champions!”

DAZN’s SVP North America, Jared Kass, added, “Having Ryan back on DAZN in 2023 is a treat for boxing aficionados. He’s been instrumental for DAZN since day one, and this clash with Duarte is bound to be the talk of December. So, circle December 2nd on your calendar and get ready for the rollercoaster.”

RYAN GARCIA, INTERNATIONAL BOXING STAR AND SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER: “Facing Oscar requires full preparation; he’s known for his knockouts. Since my last fight, I’ve been honing my skills with Derek, and I feel I’ve grown significantly. In this division, my confidence has surged, making me feel stronger and more alert.”

“To reach championship status, I cannot settle for easy fights. Oscar brings a challenge with his speed, strength, and timing. Facing him is the right step for me, preparing for even bigger fights.”

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“I’m certain the fans in Houston will be incredibly supportive. Their passion is always overwhelming!”

RYAN GARCIA, SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CONTENDER AND A NAME EVERYONE KNOWS:

“Alright, so here’s the deal—I’ve poured my heart and soul into this fight. It’s like, for the first time in ages, I’m all in. Let’s be real, 2021 wasn’t my best year, kind of knocked me off my game. But hey, 2022, big turnaround for me, and 2023? That’s when I really woke up. I’m on the comeback trail, laser-focused, and that’s where I’m getting all this confidence from.”

FLOYD SCHOFIELD, WBA LIGHTWEIGHT INTERNATIONAL TITLEHOLDER:

“Hey folks, I’m super pumped about this opportunity. Big shoutout to Golden Boy, Cameron Davies, and my dad—without them, I’d be nowhere. This Saturday is just a stepping stone for me. I’m about to make some noise in the whole 135 division. Get ready for some action this Saturday—I’m going to put on a great show for everyone. Thanks a lot!”

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, THE BIG BOSS AT GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS:

“Let me tell you, this fight card is just overflowing with talent. We’ve scouted these guys ourselves, and we’ve been grooming them to be the future stars of world championships. Trust me, you really don’t want to miss out on this!”

BERNARD HOPKINS, PARTNER AT GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS:

“This is it, the big moment. As we wrap up 2023 and head into 2024, it’s time for our fighters to step up and show they’re the big dogs. This is their shot to prove they’ve got what it takes to be the main event one day.”

OSCAR DUARTE, SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER:

“Hey everyone, good afternoon! I’m over the moon to be here. I’m soaking up every second of this. What used to be a dream is now my reality. Come Saturday, you’re going to see me at my best. I’ve got an awesome team behind me, and this Saturday, I’m not just showing up—I’m winning.”

“It’s thrilling to be here. I’m deeply grateful for this chance. In my prime, both physically and mentally, I’m determined to excel on December 2 and bring honor to Chihuahua and Mexico.”

“By December 2, with my preparation and a strong team by my side, I aim to cement my position in Mexican boxing. Ryan Garcia is a significant rival, but I’m mentally and physically equipped for the challenge ahead.”

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GOLDEN BOY: “Ryan never backs down. Choosing Oscar Duarte, a noted knockout artist, for his return fight speaks volumes about Ryan’s ambition. He’s geared up and aims for a resounding comeback, targeting the world champion title.”

“Ryan embodies the spirit of a champion. Oscar Duarte’s recent 11-fight knockout streak surprised many in the boxing world. Both trainers have done an admirable job, and I’m confident that both fighters will deliver their best. The energy and excitement from the Houston fans will undoubtedly elevate the atmosphere.”

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DERRICK JAMES, FORMER TWO-TIME TRAINER OF THE YEAR: “It’s wonderful to be back in Houston, Texas. I have a fondness for this city. The upcoming boxing night promises to be thrilling. My training sessions with Ryan have been fruitful, and our synergy continues to grow. Each day sees improvement, and I anticipate a memorable night of fights.”

PEPE GOMEZ, CHAIRMAN OF CANCUN BOXING: “I’m elated to be present for such an important fight. It holds significance for Cancun boxing, Mexico, Oscar Duarte, and our entire team. Our sport deserves the finest fights. A heartfelt thank you to Oscar De La Hoya for facilitating this.”

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Garcia vs. Duarte Fight Time

So, when’s Garcia vs. Duarte fight?

  • . It’s on Saturday, December 2. I hope you’ve marked your calendars.

And the start time is…?

  • Oh, it’s at a very convenient 2am CET. That’s 1am UK time and 8pm ET. Perfect timing if you’re a night owl or hate sleep.

Main event time, let me guess, middle of the night?

  • You got it! The main show with Garcia and Duarte strutting their stuff is around 5am CET, 4am UK time, or 11pm ET. Because who needs a normal sleep schedule?

Can I catch this epic showdown on DAZN?

  • Absolutely! It’s streaming on DAZN, except for those lucky folks in Australia and New Zealand who get to miss out. And for the privileged in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, remember to jump through the extra hoop of downloading the DAZN app.

What devices can I use to watch this can’t-miss event?

  • DAZN’s everywhere, man. iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Amazon Fire tablets. For the big screen experience, there’s Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and an array of smart TVs. Gamers, you’re covered too with PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S. And for those who like it old-school, there’s always DAZN.com on your web browser.

And the venue for this monumental battle?

  • It’s at the Toyota Arena in Houston, Texas.

What about the fighters? Do they have, like, records and stuff?

  • Yeah, they’ve fought before, believe it or not. Ryan Garcia, American, born on August 8, 1998, stands a towering 5′ 8.5″ with a reach of 70″, and has graced the ring 24 times with a record of 23-1 (19 KOs). Oscar Duarte, also American, born January 23, 1996, slightly edges out at 5′ 9″, reach of 71″, with a 28-fight history and a 26-1-1 record. Impressive, right?

And the rest of the fight card…

  • Ryan Garcia 142.8 vs. Oscar Duarte 143
  • Floyd Schofield 135 vs. Ricardo Lopez 134.2
  • Shane Mosley Jr. 159.4 vs. Joshua Conley 163.6
  • Darius Fulghum 167.6 vs. Pachino Hill 170