Ryan Garcia is one of the fastest rising stars in boxing … with a 17-0 record and a huge contract with Oscar De La Hoya‘s Golden Boy Promotions.
But, what he REALLY wants … is a date with Selena Gomez!!
“She’s single so lemme shoot my shot,” the 20-year-old told us … “Lemme take you out!”
Garcia even gave a pitch to Gomez … saying, “I would protect you, you know!?”
He’s right … dude’s got a lethal left hook and has been obliterating opponents since he turned pro at 17 years old back in 2016.
Since then, Garcia has developed a huge following — with 1.7 million followers on Instagram!
Garcia tells TMZ Sports he’s working on closing a deal for his next fight in March — but he’s also seriously interested in fighting Tenshin Nasukawa … the guy who got beat up by Floyd Mayweather.
“He should fight me,” Garcia says … while making his case for why the two 20-year-olds would actually be an entertaining matchup.
Long story short … they’re more equally matched in size and experience — but Garcia says the outcome will be the same … Tenshin gets KO’d.
Selena Gomez is continuing on her road to wellness … with a positive New Year’s message emblazoned on her sweatshirt.
The singer was spotted with a friend Friday leaving Hot Pilates in West Hollywood in a comfy all-black outfit … including a sweatshirt with the words, “Choose Empathy.”
Selena’s been a model of healthy living this month after leaving treatment for her mental health … we’ve seen her hitting the slopes and going on nature hikes.
We broke the story … Gomez checked into a facility a couple months ago following what we were told was an emotional breakdown. Sources close to her told us she’s happy and healthy now.
Looks like she’s keeping it up … and set on spreading good vibes.
Selena Gomez continues to be one with nature after completing treatment and returning back West following her emotional breakdown … taking a hike with some friends.
The singer hit up Malibu with some folks for a mini workout, where she was decked out in a white sports bra, athletic pants and a baseball cap as they walked along a trail.
The hike comes just a day after she hit the slopes with friends in Big Bear, CA. She was bundled up in those photos, but not here. We gotta say, Selena looks fantastic.
We broke the story … Selena entered a mental health facility a couple months ago after having what we’re told was an emotional breakdown in the hospital. Sources say she’d become despondent after her kidney transplant.
Sources close to her tell us she’s healthy, happy and looking forward to spending the holidays with her family.