‘King Ryan’ as he labels himself on his social media platforms, was at the fight to watch his two division rivals fight for the WBA title and spiced things up a little by making a friendly bet with his fellow boxer.
The 23-year-old Garcia had affiliations with Romero, having been former sparring partners, which would’ve played a factor in his decision to back the bookies’ underdog.
Despite that information, Garcia set up a winner-take-all $20,000 bet with Spence; one that he would later regret.
The pair were videoed discussing the wager, and it was Garcia who put forward the stakes.
Thanks to talkSPORT’s Michael Benson, you can see the exchange in the clip below.
Upon Davis’ knockout victory in the sixth round, 34-year-old Spence didn’t let Garcia forget about their wager.
Garica turned to Instagram in response to comment: “That S*** turned bad for your mans.”
Garcia did stick to what he promised, responding: “Send me your wire info.”
That wasn’t the end of Garcia’s eventful night, however, as he also called the winner of the fight out, saying that ‘he’s next up’ which could set up a potential fight in December.
Like Garcia, Spence had rumours around a fight with all division belts on the line against Terence Crawford, after the latter having said publicly that ‘the time is now.’