- Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia was confirmed earlier today for April 20 on DAZN
- The Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy joint-promotion will take place in Las Vegas
- Haney and Garcia faced off for the first time today and it’s fair to say no love was lost..
Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia will meet in a 140-pound title clash that will headline a DAZN pay-per-view event in Las Vegas on April 20.
Haney will defend his WBC super lightweight title, which he won with a dominant decision over Regis Prograis, for the first time.
Garcia lost in the biggest fight of 2023 against Tank Davis but bounced back with a stoppage of Oscar Duarte in December.
The former WBC interim champion was trying to negotiate a fight with Rolly Romero but Romero chose an Isaac Cruz clash instead which led Garcia to go back to negotiations with the former undisputed lightweight king.
Pair Face-Off For The First Time As Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia Is OFFICIAL
Haney and Garcia faced off for the first time before their April 20 fight.
Garcia walked over to Haney who said ‘Stop acting!.
Garcia; “You’re not my friend remember that…Your dad’s a pimp and he’s pimping you. I’m gonna BEAT you”
Garcia: “You soft. We’ve seen that video when Tank beat your ass, Floyd showed me. He had your ass (wobbling).”
Haney: “I beat the s**t out of Tank…You’re not like that, I just talked to you last week; you’re not like that.”
Garcia “The fear is getting to you, I told you you’re gonna feel some fear. Didn’t I tell you that?”
Garcia then went on to push Haney.
The WBC titleist and his father, Bill Haney – who was also a target of some of Garcia’s verbal abuse- did not react too kindly to this and tensions got high..