• Ryan Garcia hints at ring return, possibly happening in either February or March
  • Garcia feels Canelo Alvarez is the best Mexican boxer of all time
  • Alvarez wants to see more dedication in the sport from Garcia

Saul "Canelo" Saul Alvarez is on top of the boxing world right now following his 11th-round knockout win over erstwhile-undefeated Caleb Plant.

With the debate now raging on who the best Mexican fighter is of all time, Ryan Garcia stressed that without a doubt, the 31-year-old undisputed super middleweight champion should have the recognition.

The undefeated lightweight boxer was in attendance when Alvarez dealt Plant his first boxing career loss.

TMZ Sports was able to talk to the 23-year-old ring phenom as he was leaving the arena and was asked if Alvarez should now be considered the best Mexican of all time.

"Oh yeah, without a doubt. He's the best," Garcia responded.

Mexico has produced a lot of good boxers through the years. That list includes names such as Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez.

Chavez is a multi-time world champion across different weight classes, and he is best known as one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the 1990s.

De La Hoya has a decorated boxing career as well. Aside from being an Olympic gold medalist, “The Golden Boy” won 11 titles in six different weight classes.

As for Garcia, he is currently on the mend after undergoing surgery for a hand injury.

Updates on his recovery are limited so far, but “King Ry” hints at when he may be back in boxing action soon.

"By February or March, I'm coming for everybody's head," Garcia quipped.

Garcia's comment should be music to the ears of Alvarez, who previously criticized the young boxer for his dedication to the sport.

“I look at him and don’t see him 100 percent dedicated and to us, that’s a bad signal. We always remind him as a team to come to the gym, to train, and to learn because you need to be in the gym. You’re learning day-by-day, at the very minimum fighting five times a year,” Alvarez said in an interview with Complex.

Ryan Garcia talking with Canelo Alvarez
Ryan Garcia talking with Canelo Alvarez Getty Images | Tom Hogan