What often gets lost in the shuffle of Ryan Garcia's massive Instagram following is that the kid continues to gain steam as a serious threat to become a lightweight world champion.
The 21-year-old undefeated boxer and heartthrob, who has nearly five million followers on IG, will have his first fight of 2020 on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14, when he faces Francisco Fonseca at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., live on DAZN.
Garcia beefed up his record to 19-0 in savage fashion last year by making Jose Lopez quit after the second round in March and delivering a first-round KO of Romero Duno in November. The latter performance served as the co-main event to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's 11th-round KO of Sergey Kovalev. Now in his 20th pro bout, Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) looks to inch closer to a world title shot.
"20-0 in 2020 has a great ring to it!" Garcia tweeted late last week. "Time to buckle down and zone in."
Garcia faces Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs), whose two pro losses came against former world champion Tevin Farmer in December 2018 and current WBA (Regular) lightweight champion Gervonta Davis back in August 2017. Since the Farmer loss, though, Fonseca pieced together three straight wins and fought Alex Dilmaghani to a majority draw in November during his last time out.
Will Garcia's rising star power make an example out of Fonseca and land a world title shot next, or will the Nicaraguan fighter prove that he's not ready to be relegated to gatekeeper status in the division just yet?
It's Fight Week!— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) February 10, 2020
Ryan Garcia's journey to become World Champion continues this Friday. 📈 pic.twitter.com/NBuzsFDZOV
Here’s a complete guide to Garcia vs. Fonseca, with information on how to watch the fight, its cost, the undercard and more.
When is Ryan Garcia vs. Francisco Fonseca?
- Date: Friday, Feb. 14
- Undercard: 7 p.m. ET
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
The Ryan Garcia vs. Francisco Fonseca undercard blasts off at 7 p.m. ET, with the main card slated to begin at 9 p.m.
Garcia vs. Fonseca live stream: How to watch
The Garcia vs. Fonseca card can be seen on DAZN, the global live sports streaming service.
Here is a list of the devices where DAZN is available, in addition to web browsers on DAZN.com:
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Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex or X1.
How much does Garcia vs. Fonseca cost?
- 1 month subscription: $19.99
- 1 year subscription: $99.99
A monthly subscription to DAZN runs $19.99, and an annual subscription costs $99.99. The fight is already included in current subscribers' plan.
DAZN subscribers can live stream the Garcia vs. Fonseca card and dozens of other live events and original programming included in DAZN's multi-sport offering.
Where is Garcia vs. Fonseca taking place?
Garcia vs. Fonseca will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. This bout marks the first time that Garcia and Fonseca will fight at the venue. This will also mark just the third bout in the United States for Fonseca.
FRIDAY. NIGHT. pic.twitter.com/1DPPaY4ZKm— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) February 13, 2020
Ryan Garcia record and bio
- Name: Ryan Garcia
- Nationality: American
- Born: Aug. 8, 1998
- Height: 5-10
- Weight: 134.8 pounds
- Reach: 70 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 19-0 with 16 knockouts
Francisco Fonseca record and bio
- Name: Francisco Fonseca
- Nationality: Nicaraguan
- Born: March 24, 1994
- Height: 5-10½
- Weight: 134.8 pounds
- Reach: 69 1/2 inches
- Total fights: 29
- Record: 25-2-2 with 19 knockouts
Garcia vs. Fonseca fight card
- Ryan Garcia vs. Francisco Fonseca; Lightweight
- Jorge Linares vs. Carlos Morales; Lightweight
- Alexis Rocha vs. Brad Solomon; Welterweight
- Blair Cobbs vs. Samuel Kotey; Welterweight
- Alejandro Reyes vs. Nelson Colon; Lightweight
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Oscar Cortes; Super middleweight
- Evan Sanchez vs. Daniel Evangelista; Welterweight
- Tenochtitlan Nava vs. Anthony Casillas; Super featherweight