American boxer Danny Garcia spoke about struggling with “deep depression” and anxiety in a post-fight interview Saturday.
Fans and fighters applauded his candor.
Meanwhile, Chris Eubank Jr. has emerged as an unlikely potential contender to fight Jake Paul after his failed match against Hashim Rahman Jr.
Here are some talking points from the boxing world this week.
Fans applaud Garcia’s mental health message
Garcia wrapped up a 20-month stint with his career back on track this weekend with a victory over Jose Benavides Jr.
The 34-year-old from Philadelphia was a unified champion at 140 pounds and also won the WBC version of the title at 147 pounds.
On Saturday, he followed up on his victory with a strong message.
Ryan Garcia shared a message of support for his comrade in arms. He’s also been candid about his mental health, explaining that he pulled out of the match against Javier Fortuna last year to take care of his own.
There are similar supporting messages around Twitter.
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Will Paul face Eubank Jr.?
Jake Paul v Hasim Rahman Jr Out. The game was originally scheduled to be played this Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
However, last Sunday, Paul’s promotional team, the Most Valuable Promotion (MVP), announced that Rahman had withdrawn due to weight issues.
YouTube star-turned-boxer Paul, 25, called Rahman “unprofessional”.
However, Rahman accused Paul and his team of cancelling the game.
In the meantime, however, a potential replacement has emerged.
Chris Eubank Jr has offered himself to save the event.
One person who has something to say about this is Conor Ben. The fight between him and Eubank Jr is expected to be announced soon, but so far, we still have no confirmation.
Serrano defends Paul
If Saturday’s event at Madison Square Garden isn’t salvageable, one person who will surely miss out is Amanda Serrano. She’s ready to fight Brenda Karen Carabajal on the undercard.
Amid all the disappointment, Serrano defended Paul and his promotion team for being called off with such a late notice.
Serrano with epic battle Back in May against Katie Taylor – some boxing fans would like to see the rematch happen sooner rather than later.