“Diddy Got Him Good”: Ryan Garcia Mocks Devin Haney After “Weird” Scuffle on the Empire State Building

Published 04/16/2024, 10:37 PM EDT

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Ryan Garcia never let an opportunity slide to poke fun at Devin Haney. He has employed psychological warfare, and it seems it will only gain momentum as their fight scheduled for April 20 inches closer. Another opportunity presented itself when a fan shared some hilarious snippets from their recent altercation at the top of the Empire State Building, and the American boxer couldn’t help but drag the rapper Diddy into the mix.

‘KingRy’ has mocked ‘The Dream’ for his ties with Diddy who has landed in hot soup recently due to allegations of sexual misconduct and sex trafficking leveled at him by multiple individuals. This time, a user tagged Garcia in a hilarious post, which suggested Haney slapping him as if Garcia had approached him for a kiss. What did the challenger say about this?

Ryan Garcia is pulling no stops to rile up Devin Haney


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Garcia, 25, turned to his X handle and replied to the fan as he played along. He wrote, “Bro I thought he was going in for a kiss no cap.” The 24-1 record holder then referred to Haney’s past with Diddy, as the WBC champion was clicked partying with him. He continued, “Diddy got him good.”

Devin whispered in my ear saying “come” do me like diddy DADDY. Pretty weird,” Garcia added. He started taunting Haney, 25, for his close ties with Diddy when he shared a clip of him training in the gym wearing a shirt with a print of Haney shirtless alongside Diddy. He had also laid claim to numerous allegations surrounding Diddy and Haney, threatening to release their clips.


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The Victorville native pulled on to their pre-fight press conference to the Bad Boy Records founder’s 1997 hit ‘I’ll Be Missing You‘. He has even pressed 50 Cent to walk with him to the ring, knowing full well the bad blood between the two rappers. He asked the American singer, “@50cent would be awesome if you walked out with me 4-20. No diddy. Let’s do this!!!!” However, he has made similar demands to Kanye West, only to get turned down.

Garcia’s erratic behavior has caused concerns among fans about his mental health and his chances of passing drug tests, as he has indulged himself in intoxicants and shared those clips on social media. But the lightweight boxer has passed those tests, announcing the positive news with another amusing take.


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‘KingRy’ makes fun of his trolls after passing VADA tests

Garcia wrote as he announced his negative VADA test reports, “BREAKING [NEWS SMOKE] WEED TO GET HIGH. It really works. I’m high asf allegedly. [I] passed every drug test, but IM HIGH.”

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This was nothing but another social media shenanigan to rile up Haney. It seems this tactic of gaining psychological ground against his technically gifted opponent seems to be working as Haney lost his calm during the recent encounter at the Empire State Building. It remains to be seen whether it will be sufficient to pull off a win.


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What do you make of this post by Ryan Garcia? Do you believe these mind games will help him over Devin Haney? Let us know in the comments below.


Written by:

Rohit Lohan


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Rohit Lohan is a senior Boxing analyst and writer for EssentiallySports. With over 1000 articles to his credit, Rohit’s expertise has extended beyond mere reporting, with a keen focus on statistical analysis and accurate fight predictions that have garnered significant praise. Noteworthy coverages include Amanda Serrano's bold act of vacating her title in defiance of the WBC, and the creation of a highlight digest encapsulating the best fights of 2023.
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Arijit Saha