Ryan Garcia is looking to fight for a Super-Lightweight World Title in his next fight.
Garcia is coming off an eighth-round knockout win of Oscar Duarte on December 2, his first return to the ring since being stopped by a body shot from Gervonta Davis back in April in a huge pay-per-view show. The win has rejuvenated Garcia, who is now on a mission to get a full world title at 140 having previously been WBC Interim World lightweight champion.
In a recent series of posts on X, ‘King Ry’ praised two-weight world champion Devin Haney’s latest showing but then called him out.
“Haney is Good no doubt but I know him all to [sic] well and I will beat him. Good stuff tonight congrats but this year we are going to run it!!!”
He then noted the huge weight gain Haney made after the weigh in for his Prograis fight, claiming that another target of Haney’s, Gervonta Davis, won’t take the fight due to the size difference.
“Devin Haney coming in over 160 from 140 is actually crazy! But Not against the rules!
“Tank will not fight you without the clauses!”
At first, Garcia was targeting WBA Champion Rolando Romero, but with some teasing from Haney he changed that plan.
Haney responded to say he is ready to go now.
“I thought belts didn’t matter? Let’s do it now”
In two further posts, Garcia claimed he has told his team to make the fight.
“I’ve advised my team to contact team Haney to discuss and make the fight happen between Devin and I.”
“The ball is in your court Devin I’ve made my move and I’m showing you and the boxing community that I’m committed to this fight.”
It doesn’t seem to be an issue for ‘The Dream’, who has now confirmed the talks with Garcia have started.