Eddie Hearn Reveals the Only Person Who Does Not Want Ryan Garcia vs Devin Haney to Happen

Published 02/12/2021, 7:39 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter speaks to the media during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has provided an update on the potential Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia lightweight fight. The managing director of Matchroom Boxing explained why the bout between the two lightweights would not happen.

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Eddie Hearn during the press conference at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

The excitement in the lightweight division has never been higher; Haney and Garcia are in the thick of things. The pair share a history dating back to the amateurs. Moreover, after his victory over Luke Campbell, rumors of a fight started circulating as ‘KingRy’ became the WBC mandatory. 

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However, despite both fighters admitting they would want the fight to happen, Hearn has said why it won’t happen. Ina chat with iFL TV, the promoter said, “Ryan is mandatory for Devin. DAZN want Haney v Garcia. The only person who doesn’t want Haney v Garcia, is Garcia.”

Thus, with this comment, Hearn shifted the blame onto ‘KingRy’ and his camp. Many fans hoped the fight would happen as the two have clashed outside the ring on multiple occasions. These interactions gave fans a glimpse of the bad blood between the two and could have sold a ton of PPVs.

However, it now seems that the fight will not happen next and, fans will have to wait for any of the top four lightweights to fight each other.

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Eddie Hearn addresses the possibility of Ryan Garcia ducking Devin Haney

The promoter did not stop at explaining why the fight would not happen. Hearn addressed the accusations that have come at Garcia for ducking Haney. Which ‘The Dream’ has said.

“If he ends up fighting ‘Tank’ or Pacquiao, no problem. If he fights Fortuna, for a quarter of the money, if he’s going to fight Devin Haney, is that ducking? I don’t know. Someone else can make up their mind,” said Hearn.

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These comments showed that the promoter implied it, but refused to say it. He said this since Garcia had reportedly agreed to a fight against Gervonta Davis and then shifted to fighting Manny Pacquiao. However, even that seems to have fallen through, and reports suggest he could fight Fortuna.

Therefore, fans have accused the superstar fighter of ducking Haney. What do you make of Eddie Hearn’s comments? Do you think Ryan Garcia is avoiding Devin Haney?

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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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