Ryan Garcia claims YouTube stars Deji and Alex Wassabi are ‘an embarrassment to boxing’

  • Tom Ward

Ryan Garcia called Deji and Alex Wassabi ‘an embarrassment to boxing and told them to ‘please have more respect next time’.

Garcia wasn’t impressed with KSI‘s little brother’s display against Montana native Wassabi last weekend.

British YouTuber ComedyShortsGamer suffered defeat to his American rival on March 5 at the OVO Wembley Arena in London.

The Londoner – real name Oladeji Olatunji – had fought twice previously, losing both times.

After the fight went all the way, the judges scored it a split decision, with Wassabi declared the winner despite appearing to throw an illegal elbow.

And Garcia claims that they need to go back to the drawing board before they disrespect the sport even further.

He tweeted: “This is an embarrassment to boxing please have more respect next time.”

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia is carried into the arena before the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Garcia, who currently has 8.7 million followers on Instagram, considers himself a close friend of Jake Paul.

And Garcia has defended Paul and his brother Logan for turning their hand to boxing.

During a recent appearance on ‘The Last Stand‘ with Brian Custer, he said: “I think that he wants nothing but good for the sport, I do believe that, and I think that part of it is good and there’s pros and cons to it.

“But I think the majority is good for the sport and I wish him the best because he’s doing a lot of good things.”

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Garcia also said he’d put money on the fact Conor McGregor wouldn’t be able to knock him out.

Speaking to JOE.co.uk, he said: “People can say whatever they want. When I watched Conor fight Mayweather. Conor can’t box. He can’t box.

“If Conor was smart, he’d ask Jake Paul to go in the octagon with him. If you’re the bigger star you should do that because Conor is not that good of a boxer in my opinion.

“I understand that it was against Floyd Mayweather, but your punches didn’t even look good. Like when you were throwing them, they didn’t have no torque on them. 

“Can you make improvements? Of course, anybody can. How much can you? I don’t know. He steps into the ring again with anybody good, he’s not going to win. He’s just not.

“I think him and Jake Paul, if he brings the same fight he brought to Floyd against Jake Paul, that’s more competitive. I promise you.

“I’ll put a hundred thousand dollars he won’t knock out Jake Paul. You can mark it down right now. I’ll put a hundred thousand he won’t be able to knock out Jake Paul.

“Will he beat him? Maybe. He won’t knock him out though.”

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