Garcia vs. Duarte - DAZN - December 2 - 8 pm ET

Garcia vs. Duarte – DAZN – December 2 – 8 pm ET

Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs) is stepping back into the ring, and it’s not for a salsa class. He’s locking horns with Mexico’s Oscar Duarte (26-1-1, 21 KOs) on  Saturday, December 2. This super lightweight fight, set for a solid 12 rounds, is happening thanks to Cancun Boxing. Want to see it from the comfort of your own corner? It’s live on DAZN, and it’s part of your regular deal. No extra fees!

Ryan Garcia lit up, saying, “Alright, folks, it’s showtime! I’m taking on Duarte on December 2. To the naysayers, keep talking. To my fans, I’m always bringing the noise.”

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At just 25, Garcia isn’t your average Joe. He’s more of a king. The boxing kingdom saw him rule when he fought Gervonta “Tank” Davis this April. Can you believe it? Over 1.2 million people threw money to watch it live! Plus, he made Las Vegas richer by $22.8 million. Now, that’s some serious cash! With a speed that might make Flash jealous, an insane left hook, and a knack for dropping opponents, Ryan’s been the real MVP for ages. Need more proof? He wore the WBC interim lightweight belt like a boss, making top-contender types like Luke Campbell look like amateurs.

Across the corner, we have Oscar Duarte, who’s basically been the nightmare every lightweight fighter’s afraid to dream about. This boxer from Parral, Chihuahua, is the perfect blend of offense and defense. He’s more aggressive than a caffeinated bull, and his record of laying guys flat? Just impressive. Duarte faced one blip against Adrian Estrella in 2019 but came back with 11 consecutive KO victories. Fun fact: He’s got Mexican superstar Gabriel Soto backing him, co-managing his boxing career with Cancun Boxing.

Oscar Duarte chimed in, “Stepping into the ring against Garcia is a dream come true. Big shoutout to Golden Boy for setting this up. My squad has been nothing but supportive. Mark my words, you’re about to witness the best version of Oscar Duarte. It’s time to make my country proud

Oscar De La Hoya, the big boss of boxing, remarked, “Ryan’s always giving fans a treat. He’s not one to take the easy route. Facing Duarte is no walk in the park. But here’s the juicy bit: the winner here is on a direct path to the big leagues. You won’t want to be anywhere else but in front of your screen for this.”

Echoing the sentiment, Jared Kass from DAZN added, “2023’s been a great year for boxing on DAZN, and Ryan’s fights have always been the cherry on top. This Garcia vs. Duarte showdown in December is just what every boxing fan ordered. So, gear up and tune in!”

Barroso vs. Davies added to Garcia vs. Duarte undercard

In a heated co-main event that’s bound to set the Toyota Center in Houston ablaze, London’s own Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies, boasting a record of 25-2 with 18 KOs, is set to introduce his fists to American soil under the illustrious Golden Boy Promotions against Venezuela’s hard-hitter Ismael Barroso (24-4-2, 22 KOs). Serving as the main appetizer for Garcia vs. Duarte, these two fighters will throw down in a 12-round clash for the WBA Super Lightweight Interim World Championship. Golden Boy Promotions, in a joint effort with TGB Promotions, promises a showdown that will unfurl live on DAZN as part of the viewers’ subscription package.

Ohara Davies couldn’t hide his thrill about sealing this deal. “I’m thrilled to bits—this is the fight that should have been mine years back in Dubai,” Davies exclaimed. “I plan to waltz into the ring on December 2, lay Barroso out cold, and strut out with the Interim World title. Hats off to the Golden Boy squad, Oscar, Eric, and my manager, Lee Eaton. It’s game time!”

Rising from his pro debut in 2014, Davies has climbed the ranks to WBA’s number one super lightweight, landing a title shot with a jaw-dropping ninth-round takedown of Britain’s own Lewis Ritson this past March. With a five-year winning run, except for minor hiccups against top-shelf fighters like Josh Taylor in 2017 and Jack Catterall in 2018, Davies is hungry for the world championship belt.

Ismael Barroso, bursting with anticipation for the championship spotlight, said, “I’ve already shown I can tango with the best, and now it’s time to prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.” Barroso, a seasoned fighter with a career nearing two decades, once gripped the WBA interim lightweight title and recently made noise with a contentious stoppage against Rolly Romero. He’s out to claim the title he and many believe he’s already earned.

Golden Boy’s chief, Oscar De La Hoya, is betting big on Davies, saying, “Davies is a beast in the ring who’s earned his shot at the title. Now that he’s on our turf, I’m betting he’ll be the one with the belt and his arm lifted when the dust settles.”

Tom Brown from TGB Promotions added, “Barroso’s last bout proved he’s in the ring with the division’s best. His impressive performance on short notice is a sign we can expect a driven fighter ready to lay claim to the title.”

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Ryan Garcia, International Boxing Star and Super Lightweight Contender:

“Oscar presents a significant challenge – he’s known for his knockouts. I’ve been rejuvenating post my recent fight and training with Derek has been enlightening. I feel empowered at this weight – more alert and confident.”

“To truly claim a title, I must face worthy opponents. Oscar’s speed, strength, and timing make this fight an apt stage to gauge my readiness for even larger challenges.”

“I’m counting on the city’s support. Houston has always been generous with its love!”

Oscar Duarte, Super Lightweight Contender:

“This is an exciting time for me. I’m grateful for this chance and I feel I’m at my peak now. I am committed to making my country, Chihuahua and Mexico, proud come December 2.”

“On December 2, with my rigorous training, I intend to claim a victory and earn my spot as the next icon in Mexican boxing. Backed by my fantastic team, I’m prepared for all future challenges. This moment resonates with me both mentally and physically.”

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy:

“Ryan’s choice to face a fierce opponent like Oscar Duarte, known for his knockout skills, after his hiatus, speaks volumes about his ambition. He is geared up to reclaim his status and prove his mettle.”

“Ryan embodies the spirit of a true champion. Oscar Duarte’s impressive streak is noteworthy, and with his trainer’s guidance, he’s geared up for the match. This bout promises to electrify Houston with unmatched enthusiasm.”

Derrick James, Former Two-Time Trainer of the Year:

“Being back in Houston feels great. The synergy between Ryan and me during our training sessions has been remarkable, and I’m optimistic about our growth trajectory. Anticipate a thrilling boxing evening ahead.”

Pepe Gomez, Chairman of Cancun Boxing:

“It’s an honor to be present for such an essential event for Cancun boxing and Mexico. We aim to curate top-contender fights for the sport. A heartfelt thanks to Oscar De La Hoya for turning this into a reality.”

Garcia vs. Duarte is a must-watch 12-round battle brought to you by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing. Subscribe to DAZN, and you can catch every punch, live and on-demand. Don’t miss out!

Garcia vs. Duarte Fight Night Info

  • It’s on Saturday, December 2.

What time should I tune in?

  • Things kick off at 2am CET, which is 1am if you’re in the UK, or 8pm ET.

And the main event, when’s that?

  • Expect Garcia and Duarte to make their walk to the ring around 5am CET, 4am UK time, or 11pm ET. But, you know, it could vary depending on how long the earlier fights go.

Can I catch the fight on DAZN?

  • Yep, it’s streaming live on DAZN in over 200 countries, but not in Australia and New Zealand. If you’re in Argentina, Chile, or Colombia, make sure to download the DAZN app to watch.

What devices can I use for DAZN?

  • DAZN’s pretty flexible – you can watch it on iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire tablets, and a bunch of TV and streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, LG, Panasonic and Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Smart TV, and SmartCast. It’s also on game consoles like PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, plus Roku.

Where’s the fight taking place?

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

What are the odds for Garcia vs. Duarte?

  • As of November 27, 2023, DraftKings has Ryan Garcia at -425 and Oscar Duarte at +295.

Who Is Oscar Duarte?

  • A: Born on January 23, 1996, in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, Oscar Duarte stands at 5’9″ with a reach of 71″. He usually fights at 135 pounds in the light division. As of 2023, Duarte has participated in 28 professional fights, securing 26 wins with an 80.77% knockout ratio, and has accumulated 129 rounds in his career​​​​.

Q: What is Oscar Duarte’s boxing record?

  • A: Oscar Duarte has an impressive boxing record. As of my latest information, he has fought 28 times professionally, holding a record of 26 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw​​.

Q: Where is Oscar Duarte from?

  • A: Oscar Duarte was born and raised in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, and he continues to fight out of his hometown​​.

Q: When did Oscar Duarte make his boxing debut?

  • A: Oscar Duarte made his boxing debut in 2013, facing Manuel Isaias in Mexico City​​.

Duarte: Last 5 bouts

2023-05-27 vs. D’Angelo Keyes (17-2-0):

  • Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
  • Result: Win by retirement (W-RTD) in the 7th round of a 10-round fight.
  • Notable events: Keyes sustained a right eye cut from a legal punch in the 2nd round, was down in the 3rd and 7th rounds, and the fight was stopped by the ringside physician’s advice.

2023-03-18 vs. Alex Martin (18-4-0):

  • Venue: Walter Pyramid, Long Beach.
  • Result: Win by knockout (W-KO) in the 8th round of a 10-round bout.
  • Notable events: Martin was down twice in the 8th round, leading to the knockout. Duarte had a right eye cut from a legal punch in the 5th round.

2022-12-17 vs. Javier Franco (35-24-6)**:

  • Venue: Torreon.
  • Result: Win by technical knockout (W-TKO) in the 3rd round of an 8-round bout.

2022-06-11 vs. Mark Bernaldez (23-5-0):

  • Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim.
  • Result: Win by knockout (W-KO) in the 8th round of a 10-round fight.
  • Notable events: Bernaldez was stopped while standing, leading to the knockout.

2022-04-02 vs. Fernando Daniel Cancino (11-9-1):

  • Venue: Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla.
  • Result: Win by technical knockout (W-TKO) in the 5th round of a 10-round bout.

What’s on the fight card for the night?

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

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Dec 02 2023


8:00 PM - 11:40 PM

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  • Timezone: Europe/Moscow
  • Date: Dec 03 2023
  • Time: 4:00 AM - 7:40 AM


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