Two-division world champion Tim Bradley has gunned for Ryan Garcia after he pulled out of his proposed clash with Devin Haney in favour of a fight with Rolando Romero, although it now seems that the Romero fight is also dead in the water.
Garcia was strongly rumoured to face Haney in what would be the latter’s first defence of his WBC super-lightweight title, until Garcia met up with Floyd Mayweather Jr and had a sudden change of heart.
Instead, ‘King Ry’ opted for a showdown with WBA champion ‘Rolly’ Romero, and in an interview with Pro Boxing Fans, Bradley criticized Garcia for calling Haney out and then backing down.
“The only way that Ryan Garcia is going to win a world championship, the only guy that I believe he can possibly beat at 140lbs is Rolly Romero. Other than that, he is not beating Devin Haney, he’s not beating [Subriel] Matias and he’s not beating Teofimo Lopez.
“Keep your mouth closed bro, don’t call and bark up a tree and then change your mind last minute. I don’t care about your social media followers and all of this stuff, I’m old school, if you want to fight me, let’s fight.
“Don’t be calling my name, don’t be calling me out and then changing your mind last minute, I ain’t about that. You heard the response from Haney, he feels the same way that I feel. It’s the Floyd effect.”
However, Garcia’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya has claimed that the Romero fight will not take place, after the champion priced himself out of the encounter.
It is now expected that ‘Rolly’ will take on either Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz or fulfil his mandatory and rematch Ismael Barroso.