Luke Campbell Confident About Ryan Garcia’s Chances Against Devin Haney

Published 04/24/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES NOVEMBER 2, 2019: American boxer Ryan Garcia wins his WBC Silver and NABO lightweight title bout against Philippine rival Romero Duno at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia is probably the biggest lightweight boxing star at present. The young gun has repeatedly showcased his exemplary skill sets in the ring and has terrified every opponent he’s faced. In his last fight, Garcia overshadowed the Brit, Luke Campbell, to claim the WBC interim lightweight title. With this win, he made himself mandatory for the WBC champion Devin Haney. However, ‘King Ry’ is facing Javier Fortuna next instead of ‘The Dream’.

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Speaking on this prevailing scenario, Garcia’s last opponent gave his take on the same and even discussed the Haney vs Garcia matchup.

I’m not sure why he went for that fight when he could have gone straight for the world title.

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“He would beat Haney. Haney would try to make it a boring fight, but Garcia would beat him,” Campbell told Sky Sports.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Ryan Garcia attends Premiere Of “One Night: Joshua Vs. Ruiz” at Writers Guild Theater on November 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

On January 2, Campbell tasted the crushing power of ‘King Ry’. But he had a small win, as he was the first one to drop Garcia to the canvas. However, ‘King Ry’ showcased a champion mindset and overcame adversity to claim the win.

Hence, the 33-year-old feels that there’s no chance of Devin Haney beating Ryan Garcia by any means.

Ryan Garcia vs Devin Haney – the best fight at the 135-pound landscape?

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Garcia and Haney both have proven their mettle until now to make their way to the peak of the lightweight division. The duo has made emerged as the brightest faces of the lightweight roster and will only look to improve as they grow older.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Devin Haney celebrates his victory over Rafael Vazquez in their super featherweight fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘King Ry’ will have the attention of the entire world in his bout against Haney, but the latter cannot be underestimated in this epic clash. ‘The Dream’ is undefeated in his professional boxing run, and his ultimate test lies in confronting Garcia at least once.

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Do you agree with Campbell’s comments on the Garcia vs Haney fight? Who would you pick as a favorite in this potential fight?

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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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