RETURN Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe LIVE: UK start time, ringwalks, undercard, live stream and how to watch lightweight clash in Texas

Ryan Garcia will return to the ring this weekend as he takes on former IBO lightweight champion Emmanuel Tagoe in Texas.

Garcia has a perfect record of 21 unbeaten victories and last beat England’s Luke Campbell in January 2021.

Garcia will take on former IBO lightweight champions Tagoe in Texas in early April

‘KingRy’ put his boxing career on hold last year, taking time away from the ring to protect his mental health.

Now, the 23-year-old will make his eagerly-awaited comeback against Tagoe as he looks to secure a world title fight soon.

Tagoe, who is 33 years old and from Ghana, has an impressive record of 32 and one and beat Mason Menard in his last fight in November 2020.

Garcia vs Tagoe: Date and start time

The 12-round lightweight clash will be held on Saturday, April 9.

It will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The ring walks for Garcia vs Tagoe are due for around 5am UK time on Sunday morning but that will be confirmed closer to the fight.

Garcia vs Tagoe: TV channel and live stream

The fight will be broadcast live on DAZN with their coverage starting at 2am Sunday UK time – the streaming service costs £7.99 per month.

It can be streamed via the DAZN app and can be viewed on smart TVs, game consoles, connected devices, mobile, tablets and computers.

talkSPORT will bring you all the latest news and action throughout the week.

Garcia vs Tagoe: Undercard

Subject to change

  • MAIN EVENT: Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe
  • Marlen Esparza vs Naoko Fujioka – for WBC and WBA flyweight title
  • Gabriel Rosado vs Shane Mosley Jr
  • George Rincon vs Alejandro Frias
  • Patrick Teixeira vs Paul Valenzuela Cuesta
  • Azat Hovhannisyan vs Dagoberto Aguero
  • Gregory Morales vs Katsuma Akitsugi
  • Hector Valdez vs Daniel Colula Moncada              
  • Tristan Kalkreuth vs Santander Silgado
  • Santos Ortega vs Jesus Martinez

Garcia vs Tagoe: What’s been said?

Garcia: “I’m very excited, it’s been a long time.

“Tagoe is a legitimate contender, I have nothing but respect for him. He has a big opportunity here, he’s been looking for a tough fight, a fight that will make or break him and I am looking forward to a dog fight if it happens to be one.

“I am definitely not looking past him, whether people think he is a good contender or not, and I respect him and I know this will be a good fight.”

Tagoe: “I want to thank my promoter Lou DiBella and manager Peter Khan for giving me this opportunity to showcase myself to everyone.

“I know people don’t know me, but after this fight, people are going to ask, who is this guy!?

“I know Ryan Garcia, I respect him a lot as a good boxer but he is not my style.”

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