• Ryan Garcia was warned against facing Manny Pacquiao by his trainer
  • Eddy Reynoso prefers a Gervonta Davis fight for Garcia over one with Pacquiao 
  • Reynoso will adhere to what Golden Boy Promotions has planned

Ryan Garcia's trainer Eddy Reynoso is one of the main reasons why the 22-year-old is making strides, but the rising boxing star's next opponents are not up to him. Golden Boy Promotions is the one in charge of that, and the next one for “KingRy” could be eight-time division champion Manny Pacquiao.

Reynoso recently said he is not comfortable about pitting the undefeated fighter against the Filipino boxing icon. Though Garcia has been making waves, the 44-year-old believes that Pacquiao is vastly more experienced and heavier than the current WBC interim lightweight champion.

“I really don’t like that fight,” Reynoso admitted to “Manny Pacquiao has all that experience, it’s a fight at a heavier weight against (a naturally) bigger fighter. But in my role as a teacher, my job is to prepare him for these fights that he and the team accept.”

Reynoso explained that Garcia does consult him and adviser Guadalupe Valencia, along with his parents. He is honored to have been given a say on the matter but stressed that the final verdict is not up to him but to Golden Boy Promotions, particularly Oscar De La Hoya.

“They value my input and take it into consideration and I am pleased with that part of it,” Reynoso stated.

Rather than Pacquiao, Reynoso feels that a showdown with Gervonta “Tank” Davis is more appealing. It is a clash between two fighters of the same weight and something that boxing fans would love to see.

“A fight between Ryan Garcia and Tank Davis can be the biggest fight in boxing,” Reynoso quipped. “They are two of the biggest stars of this new generation. Manny Pacquiao is great but he’s part of a past generation.”

For now, there is no clarity on who Garcia will fight. A Garcia vs. Pacquiao is in the air, something that all started when “KingRy” began sparking the possibility of sharing the ring with the older boxer.

The chances of the fight happening increased after Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Originally, a showdown between “The Notorious” and Pacquiao was expected, but all that may have been derailed with the shock defeat.

Not too many are giving Garcia a chance. The latest to weigh in on the chances of Garcia against Pacquiao is Erik Morales, a former opponent of the Filipino boxer. He believes Garcia will be done in two rounds.

“Pacquiao with Ryan is a very lopsided fight. Even though (Manny) is old, he can put Ryan to bed in two rounds,” Morales said to ESPN's “KnockOut” (via Boxingscene).

Morales faced Pacquiao twice in 2006, losing both via knockout for the WBC International super featherweight title.

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Oscar De La Hoya celebrates victory with his fighter Ryan Garcia Bad Left Hook