WBC Plots Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia Title Fight

Published 01/05/2021, 1:09 AM EST
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)


Ryan Garcia may have to put his plans of fighting Gervonta Davis on hold for now. Garcia called out  ‘Tank’ after his victory over Luke Campbell and has wanted the fight for a while. However, things may get a little complicated for the youngster. 

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His victory over Campbell made him the WBC Interim lightweight champion. Naturally, he became mandatory for Devin Haney who is the WBC champion. Despite this, his desire lies in fighting Davis who is the WBO lightweight champion.

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News has now emerged that the WBC is planning to order a mandatory fight between Haney and Garcia. Michael Benson from TalkSPORT was the first to report the news. He wrote on his Twitter, “WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed they are going to order Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia in the coming days.”

Benson also confirmed when fans can expect an announcement. “He said they will give Garcia a little bit of time to celebrate his win in peace and will then send out the letters to start negotiations.”  ‘Kingry’ will not mind this since he called out Haney too.

READ: Oscar De La Hoya: “Every Champion Out There Needs Ryan Garcia”

Ryan Garcia beating Luke Campbell causes confusion in the division

With the 22-year-old beating Campbell, an already exciting division got more intriguing. This is because Teofimo Lopez is the WBC franchise champion and could be in line to face either Devin Haney or Ryan Garcia, both of whom have a WBC title.

However, Garcia’s mind is elsewhere while Lopez himself is planning on moving up in weight. Either way, as things stand, there is no official announcement. However, WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman, tried to clear the confusion.

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Regardless of the opponent, it is almost certain that Garcia will fight for a title next. Furthermore, it looks like it will most likely be Devin Haney; a fight that will undoubtedly garner a lot of attention. Who do you think ‘The Flash’ should fight next if he is not mandatory?

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Read: What’s Next for Ryan Garcia?

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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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