Garcia Picks Haney As Next Opponent, Starts Fight Talks

December 20, 2023
2 months
Garcia Picks Haney As Next Opponent, Starts Fight Talks

Ryan Garcia has instructed his team to make a fight with Devin Haney next.

Garcia and Haney have a history of facing each other six times in the amateurs. Their record stands at 3-3, making a fourth fight logical to decide who is the best. Garcia called out Haney initially after his win over Regis Prograis. ‘The Dream’ became a two-division champion by picking up Prograis’ WBC belt. Garcia was confident that the fight would get made in 2024.

Garcia Vs. Haney

“This was Devin at his finest but his finest is something that can put people to sleep that is watching. I know what he’s missing. He can have it one day but he don’t have it right now. Make your assumptions[.] I can’t wait to get it active with him.

“Haney is Good no doubt but I know him all to[o] well and I will beat him. Good stuff tonight congrats but this year we are going to run it!!! One thing is certain in my eyes is that Haney and I will fight in 2024,” Garcia continued. “You can hold me to it unless it’s not in God’s will,” Garcia said 

By the looks of it, he has taken steps to make it happen as Haney confirmed it. 

Will It Happen?

A fight makes sense for a variety of reasons. Following Haney’s win over Prograis, he indicated his desire to make the biggest fights for the highest purses. Facing Garcia would do that since he sold over 1.2 million in PPVs in his fight against Gervonta Davis. In doing so, Garcia made $30 million.

His Instagram following, which exceeds 10 million, played a massive part. In addition, Garcia and Haney fought on DAZN in their last fight. Since Garcia is with Golden Boy, which works with Matchroom on DAZN, there are fewer obstacles in getting the fight made. The winner could then put himself in line for a fight with Gervonta Davis.

Haney has demanded a fight with Davis and accused the boxer of trying to avoid him. Reports of a $20 million guarantee for Davis emerged something which Bill Haney said Davis rejected. At the same time, Garcia has stated he plans to avenge his loss to Davis.

The boxer was knocked out in round seven during their clash at 135 pounds. A fight with Haney or Garcia would most likely occur at 140, giving Davis time to prepare for that weight class. Fans will be in for a treat if the fight does get made.

Like Haney, Garcia showed a new side to his boxing game against Oscar Duarte. He knocked out the Mexican and employed a shoulder roll on occasion. As for Haney, his power came through at 140, dropping Prograis in round three. That sets up things nicely for a lucrative fight.

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