‘Go Cry Me a River’ – Ryan Garcia Trashes Eddie Hearn

Published 01/08/2021, 1:58 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Ryan Garcia of the United States speaks during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia has fired back at Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn. The lightweight interim champion savagely clapped back at the Englishman for suggesting that he should fight his fighter Devin Haney next. Here’s how it all unfolded.

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DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia reacts after defeating Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Garcia beat Luke Campbell on January 2 and became WBC interim champion. Since then, the WBC has named him the mandatory for the WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney. Many have said he should fight his compatriot next. However, Garcia has stated his desire to fight Gervonta Davis.

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Hearn has since come out and said that Haney-Garcia is the fight that makes sense. He feels that Garcia fighting ‘Tank’ is not a significant fight since ‘Tank’ is the WBO champion. However, Garcia showed what he thought of the whole situation. 

CARSON, CA – MAY 04: Ryan Garcia throws a punch at Jayson Velez in the fifth round during the NABF Super Featherweight Fight at StubHub Center on May 4, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

The super-star boxer took to Twitter to reply, “Boo hoo Poor Eddie not getting his way, the people want Davis Garcia, no such thing as a real champion when coming to belts it’s about being the people’s champ, go cry me a river”.

READ: Ryan Garcia Sees a Bully in Gervonta Davis – Plans to Shame Him

Why does Eddie Hearn want Ryan Garcia for Devin Haney?

Hearn explained that the Luke Campbell fight was the final eliminator in the WBC lightweight division. Both fighters were high in the rankings and the winner would be the mandatory. He claimed that the WBC should order the Garcia-Haney fight as this was one of the easiest fights that could be booked. Hearn even claimed that the fight could be booked this week. 

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Garcia clearly has other plans and wants to duke it out against Davis. He has repeatedly called out the champion and said he could beat him. That would be a big statement for the 22-year-old fighter. That’s exactly what he meant when he referenced the ‘people’s champion’.

Therefore, despite being the mandatory, we may not get to see Ryan Garcia fight Devin Haney in his next fight. Davis and he have already verbally agreed to fight, and we can expect an announcement soon. This could possibly pave the way for a Haney-Lopez match up too.

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READ: WBC Plots Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia Title Fight

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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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