‘Talk Is Cheap’ – Devin Haney Feels Ryan Garcia Does Not Want to Fight Him

January 8, 2021 6:30 pm

WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney has voiced his opinion on Ryan Garcia’s behavior after his victory. The undefeated champion explained why his compatriot would not welcome a fight against him despite being the mandatory. 

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)

Ryan Garcia beat Luke Campbell and became mandatory for Haney’s WBC belt. However, after the fight, he chose to call out WBO champion Gervonta Davis instead. This has left many surprised since Garcia and Haney have a history together.

Speaking to iFL TV, ‘The Dream’ gave his take on the situation. He said, “It didn’t surprise me. That’s doesn’t surprise me that he’s willing to go to fight Tank. He’s already said that I was not on his hit list the last time he said this, and he’s showing it.”

The champion added, “Talk is cheap. Action show, you know, who he really wants to fight. And his actions are showing it.” 

READ: ‘2 Rounds’- Ryan Garcia Warns Gervonta Davis in Fresh Taunt

Devin Haney says he saw flaws in Ryan Garcia

‘The Dream’ then spoke about Garcia’s most recent performance against Luke Campbell and claimed he noticed some flaws. He said, “Obviously I saw flaws, I mean, he got dropped in there. But he also, you know, some good came out of it because he showed he had heart, he had grit and you can’t count him out.”

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia defends his WBC Interim Lightweight Title against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

He then said if it was him in that ring, Garcia would have lost. Haney felt that ‘Cool Hand’ did not put the pressure on him after the knockdown, and that’s what cost him dearly. Although he gave the Englishman the respect he deserves.

Thus, we now know how Devin Haney feels about Ryan Garcia choosing to fight Gervonta Davis over him. However, he doesn’t seem too bothered by it and will look to extending his streak with the hope of meeting Garcia in the future. Do you think Ryan Garcia should fight Devin Haney instead of Gervonta Davis?

Leonardo Carvalho

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. The latter is a discipline in which he holds a level 3 certification from the British Council's Premier Skills. He has covered some of the biggest boxing stories over the last year. These include Mike Tyson's comeback and Teofimo Lopez's ascent to the pinnacle of the lightweight division. This boxing enthusiast's tryst with the sport began when his favorite puncher, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko to become the heavyweight champion. While he still admires 'AJ', he has developed a deep admiration for 'Sweethands' Caleb Plant. Besides his professional pursuits, Leonardo is an avid musician who is proficient with the guitar and the ukulele.

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