Devin Haney Teams Up With Gervonta Davis to Blast Ryan Garcia for Fighting Manny Pacquiao

Published 01/25/2021, 6:21 AM EST
DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates his victory against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)


Lightweight superstars Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis seem to have put their rivalries aside for a common cause. The two have united in criticizing Ryan Garcia’s decision to avoid fighting them and opting to fight Manny Pacquiao.

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The lightweight division has been very exciting, and the top four fighters have all engaged in verbal battles. Garcia was at the forefront of this, calling out both Haney and Davis after his victory over Luke Campbell. However, he has now chosen not to fight either of them.

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Instead ‘KingRy’ has revealed that he will fight Manny Pacquiao. This move has angered Davis who took to Twitter and wrote, “He about to do an exhibition wit Manny..definitely don’t want the fight no more! I’m on to the next.

Haney, another potential target quoted Davis’ tweet and gave his reaction, “For once… we could agree.”

These comments showed both fighters feel Garcia is ducking them for the Pacquiao fight. This could be an opinion the vast majority of boxing fans will share with them.

We’re sure Garcia will dispute this and cite it as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. However, he is no longer on Twitter to engage in a war of words with the champions.

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Why did Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney unite against Ryan Garcia?

The undefeated 22-year-old became the WBC interim lightweight champion and Haney’s mandatory with his victory over Campbell. However, in a move that surprised Haney’s camp, he pursued a fight against Gervonta Davis instead. 

However, it was still understandable given the history between Garcia and Davis. Many expected that to be the next fight for both. Moreover, it would have been an exciting fight for fans and the lightweight division.

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This decision will now change things around a lot. Haney’s fight against Teofimo Lopez may still go ahead, as reports suggest. However, ‘Tank’ will have to search for a new opponent. It will be interesting as to who he fights next, given the situation he finds himself in.

Do you agree with Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney? Do you think Ryan Garcia’s decision to fight Manny Pacquiao suggests he’s ducking them?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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