Eddie Hearn Says Devin Haney is Next for Ryan Garcia: Is He Counting Out Luke Campbell?

Published 01/02/2021, 1:28 AM EST


The Matchroom supremo, Eddie Hearn, commented on the prospect of seeing Ryan Garcia fight Devin Haney next. However, the WBC silver lightweight champion will have to get past Luke Campbell first. The pair will collide for the WBC interim lightweight belt on January 2.

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In a conversation with Boxing Scene, Hearn detailed his plans for the epic battle between Garcia and Haney. Hearn said, “It has to happen next, DAZN have already said, ‘That’s the fight’.”

The-41-year-old continued, “DAZN has basically already said, ‘Golden Boy, Matchroom, that’s the fight. You make that in April. That will be the next fight for both of them.’ But he’s gotta win.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 01: Boxer Ryan Garcia poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia will meet Romero Duno in a lightweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

‘The Dream’ is the WBC lightweight champion and is a prime athlete of Matchroom Sport. He is set to fight the winner of the aforementioned interim title bout. Eddie Hearn has even hinted at DAZN being keen on the two young guns colliding next.

Two young studs (Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney). You know that’s a fight – when we talk about YouTube boxing … that’s the kind of fight that brings in a new generation of fans,” Hearn concluded.

Hearn admitted that Campbell will be a challenge. However, his comments indicate that he is firmly in one fighter’s corner ahead of the 12-round contest.

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Eddie Hearn keen to watch Ryan Garcia vs Devin Haney

‘King’ Garcia and Devin Haney are the brightest talents to come out in boxing. Both the boxers have accrued a million eyeballs since their debut in the sport. Luke Campbell can turn out to be one of Garcia’s toughest opponents to date. The bout would serve as a test for Garcia being able to take on tougher challenges in the future.

In the aforementioned interview, Hearn claimed that DAZN wanted to schedule the WBC lightweight title bout in April 2021.

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Unquestionably, Garcia vs Haney will be one of the eye-catching matchups for the year.

This fight that could feature two of the biggest young-guns has the audacity to sell itself. Fans will root for their fighter at the American Airlines Center. Hearn will want Garcia to continue his undefeated run. The youngster will want to do the same and dismantle the veteran.

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A 12-round rally or a quick finish? How will the fight between Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney play 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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