Gervonta Davis Exposes Devin Haney – ‘He’s Not Who He Says He Is’

May 14, 2024
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Gervonta Davis Exposes Devin Haney

Gervonta Davis says Devin Haney’s performance against Ryan Garcia exposed who he was as a fighter. 

Haney was dropped three times with the same left hook as Garcia pulled off an upset win. This was the same Garcia that Davis had stopped last year with a seventh-round body shot. Before the Garcia fight, comparisons were drawn between Haney and Floyd Mayweather. There was the perception that Haney had taken the mantle over from Mayweather with his boxing style. However, Haney’s jab went missing in the Garcia fight. He also failed to make any adjustments.

But he result could be overturned following Garcia’s failed tests for Ostarine. Ryan has requested that the B sample be tested. Ryan faces a task to prove it was not intentional, which could be done if he shows contamination. Haney’s legal team filed a motion to remove the loss and disqualify Garcia to make him get the loss, with Haney declared the winner. And yet, Davis has been backing Garcia, saying he believes Ryan’s claims that he is innocent. Tank took some time out to expose Haney’s flaws. 

Davis On Haney

“I watched the fight. I think that he [Devin Haney] overlooked the guy. He seen what I did to the guy and thought that he could do the same thing. It’s a lot of things he did wrong, and it showed that he’s not who they think he is…or who he says he is, but life shows you,” Davis said 

There was the perception that Haney had underestimated Garcia. In the build-up, he referred to Garcia as a C-level fighter. Looking back, people have questioned Haney’s opposition. Garcia was the first opponent of a similar size Haney faced in his prime. Before the Garcia fight, Haney’s biggest wins were against older fighters. Even the win against Vasiliy Lomachenko was controversial, with many feeling Haney lost.

Davis has said he wants to fight Haney following his 6-7 fight deal with PBC. The deal in question is more lucrative than the deal Floyd Mayweather signed with Showtime in 2013. Davis would fancy his chances against Haney, given he could do similar damage with his left hand. He has already faced off against Haney in person, teasing a potential fight.

Davis’ Future

Tank was pictured trolling Haney by posing near his truck. He then confronted Haney face to face as their entourage kept them apart. Any fight must occur at 140 once Davis clears up the 135-pound division. Even without a rehydration clause, Davis will fancy his chances based on what Garcia did. 

Before Davis entertains a Haney fight, he must get past Frank Martin on June 15. Davis has his first fight since beating Garcia as he defends his WBA Lightweight Title. Should he win, he will target a fight with Vasily Lomachenko next. Tank responded to the Ukrainian’s win over George Kambosos Jr. to win the IBF Lightweight Title, saying Loma was next. With his new deal in place, Tank wants the biggest fights.

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