Devin Haney has kept the door open to a fight with Ryan Garcia if he gets past Gervonta Davis this weekend, and has taken a subtle dig at Davis in the process.
Garcia and Davis will lock horns at a catchweight of 136lbs this Saturday night, with a 10lb rehydration clause reportedly in place at the request of ‘Tank.’
And Haney told Garcia there would be no such demands enforced upon him if the pair were to fight next.
“If Ryan was to win, we can possibly get it on at 140. Obviously, the world knows I have trouble making 135. Maybe we can do it at 140 or even 135. No rehydration clause. I never do rehydration clauses.”
Haney himself also has more pressing concerns, as he takes on Vasiliy Lomachenko for the undisputed lightweight world title on May 20th.
‘The Dream’ captured all four major belts from George Kambosos in Australia last year, before going back ‘down under’ again to successfully defend them in a rematch.
If Haney is to get past ‘Loma’ next month, a fight between him and the winner of this Saturday night would be without doubt one the biggest to be made in the sport.
The fact Davis vs Garcia is at a catchweight has come under criticism from certain observers, given the fact both men have fought at 140lbs in recent outings.
Whether these terms are fair or not, the consensus is that boxing fans across the globe are just relieved the mouthwatering contest will take place after a topsy turvy negotiation process which, at one point, looked all but guaranteed to collapse.
There is also the possibility they could do it all over again, with a one way rematch clause in place if Garcia upsets the bookmakers’ odds and defeats Davis at the T-Mobile Arena this weekend.