WBC silver lightweight champion Ryan Garcia doesn’t consider his adversary Devin Haney as “special”. Haney reciprocates these thoughts about Garcia, and it is evident that the lightweight boxers aren’t on a good note with each other.
Being the unbeaten title holders, Garcia and Haney are on a collision course for an eventual match. When they do meet, there will be sufficient bad blood to help get the audience invested in their feud.
A few days back, WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney billed Ryan Garcia as the easiest competition in the vicious lightweight roster. It is no surprise that ‘KingRy’ has returned the comment with interest.
Garcia, who is often compared with WBA titleholder Gervonta Davis, has recently ranked himself and Davis over ‘The Dream’ in the lightweight title talks. He has also advised Haney to focus on himself.
The 22-year-old connected with DAZN Boxing to discuss several things about his boxing career. Since he isn’t returning to action this year, it has allowed ‘KingRy’ to look up to the other scenarios of the lightweight unit. When he was asked to respond to Haney’s claims, Garcia calmly dismantled the WBC lightweight champion with words.
Ryan Garcia said, “That’s just his own opinion. He said himself, you don’t know till you get in there. From what I have watched, you know he is a good fighter. Though he hasn’t done anything special. So I mean to me when he steps in the ring, he wins but it’s not something like gets you all off the seats.”
He further applauded ‘Tank’ in the mix and continued, “You know when Gervonta fights, he does something crazy, when I fight I do something special. So he (Haney) hasn’t done that and he hasn’t fought nobody hard.”
The WBC Silver champion added, “He (Haney) is fighting guys that he should get out there and quit but he doesn’t do it and I think Devin is just, he is being a little bit desperate when I look at him right now. He just needs to calm down. And just focus on himself and do something special, focus on the performance.”
Meanwhile, the verbal banter will go on until they finally collide inside the ring. Haney is still fresh from his WBC title win against Yuriorkis Gamboa; Garcia will return soon against Luke Campbell. After that, the young champions can settle their issues once and for all.