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Ryan Garcia has announced he will take on Manny Pacquiao in his next fight after his recent win over Luke Campbell.
The 22-year-old American prospect confirmed his arrival on the world stage with a stoppage win over former Olympic gold medalist Campbell last month.
He has now posted a photo of a fight poster for a clash between him and Pacquiao dubbed "Dream to Reality" to his 8.3million Instagram followers confirming it will be his next bout.
"A dream turned reality," he wrote.
"It’s an honor to share the Ring with @mannypacquiao I will always respect what you did in and out the ring.
"Here’s to the best Man Winning."
Pound-for-pound great Pacquiao, 42, last fought in July 2019 when he rolled back the years for a unanimous decision win over Keith Thurman.
The 62-7-2 veteran won the WBA (Super) welterweight title on that occasion, whilst Garcia currently holds the WBC interim lightweight title.
Pacquiao was tipped to fight Conor McGregor in a money-spinning bout, but that now appears off the table just 24 hours after McGregor's UFC 257 defeat to Dustin Poirier.
Ryan Garcia has confirmed he will fight Manny Pacquiao in a post on Instagram
McGregor was knocked out for the first time at the hands of Poirier in The Octagon.
Immediately after the stoppage, Pacquiao tweeted: “Beautiful thing about the fight game, anything can happen! Congrats to Dustin Poirier, huge win!”
McGregor claimed before the fight talks were ramping up to return to boxing against Pacquiao.
"I know that talks are intensifying for [a fight] this year," the Irishman told The Mac Life .
McGregor was knocked out by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257
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"I am excited for a Manny Pacquiao bout and it looks like it will happen this year. What time this year? I am not sure.
"We'll have to have some good discussions with Dana White and the UFC and see where it goes."
He told Sportsnet: "It’s almost a certainty. I’m hearing there’s a contract and all coming… it’s that close."
However, his defeat has thrown a spanner in the works and Garcia has now taken his opportunity to continue his rapid rise to boxing stardom.