Friday, August 18 at York Hall. That’s when Ryan Garner, known as “The Piranha,” is looking to supercharge his career by securing his first title against Juan Jesus Antunez, the 12-1 Spaniard. It’s all happening live on TNT Sports.
“Never been better, if I’m honest, everything is going well and I was straight back into training camp after the last one. So I’m just happy I have got a quick turnover and it’s good to get on a little roll.”
The stakes are high, with the WBC International super featherweight title up for grabs in Bethnal Green. Garner’s hometown fans from Southampton—about 250 strong—are sure to create an electric atmosphere.
Remember when Garner stunned Eduardo Valverde with a second-round stoppage in May? That’s when everyone was reminded of the incredible potential he showed when he first broke through in mid-2016. Momentum is building, and so is contentment for the 25-year-old Wayne Batten-trained boxer, now boasting a 13-0 record.
What’s different this time around? The new father is finding his groove, and his physique is more resilient than ever. Consistency is key.
“The old me would have been a bit out of shape, but now my muscles are still popping!”
Once a rising star who faced hiccups and bumps, Garner now feels his career is back on track. The praise following his last victory has refueled his drive, setting him up for a promising year.
Could a WBC International title belt change his fortune? Absolutely. Garner recognizes this as a significant stepping stone, one that could lead to better opportunities and financial stability for his family.
“With a win, I can start ticking off names and moving up in the rankings. Financially too, I am setting up my family so all round I couldn’t be more positive.”