Devin Haney Accuses Ryan Garcia of Not Wanting to Fight Gervonta Davis and Manny Pacquiao

Published 04/22/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Ryan Garcia poses after defeating Romero Duno in a lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia won with a first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia is one of the biggest young guns in boxing’s lightweight landscape. The undefeated internet sensation has captivated the attention of every boxing fan with his exuberant boxing prowess. A few months back, he fought for the WBC interim title against Luke Campbell and emerged victorious in the same.

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With that win, he earned a shot at his long-time rival, Devin Haney. Yet he’s not fighting ‘The Dream’ and is aligned to face Javier Fortuna next.

Giving his take on the prevailing scenario, Devin ‘The Dream’ spoke to DAZN Boxing Show. Here he said, “Me and my team knew that Ryan Garcia was all cap. We knew that he really didn’t want to fight me. He didn’t really want to fight Tank (Davis), he didn’t really want to fight (Manny) Pacquiao.” (h/t ESPN Ringside)

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A few months back, Garcia was in serious discussions to confront the Filippino Senator Manny Pacquiao. However, the fight between the duo couldn’t reach terms and it somehow fell through.

Prior to that, he was willing to take on the fellow undefeated boxer and young boxing sensation, Gervonta Davis. But even that fight didn’t materialize.

After much rigmarole and discussions, ‘KingRy’ will finally defend his WBC interim lightweight title against Javier Fortuna. If he gets past the latter in this 12-round outing, Garcia will line himself up for a gigantic clash against the champ, Devin Haney, who has his own title defense to focus on.

Ryan Garcia vs Devin Haney – the best collision on the 135-pound roster?

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The lightweight division is filled with several undefeated boxers. Out of all of those pugilists, Garcia and Haney have solidified their spots, thus cementing themselves as the face of the lightweight division. Both of them have vast in-ring prowess through which they’ve dispatched all of their opponents with ease.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Haney(red and white trunks) celebrates with his coach after beating Zaur Abdullaev(Red and black trunks) by doctor stoppage for The WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

But their ultimate test lies in facing each other and determining who among the two is the best lightweight at present. That said, fans cannot wait to see this pair take up the ring space, thus entering a sheer tussle to knock each other out.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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