It was on, then it was off, and now it seems to be on again as word is that Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney are in negotiations and a potential fight date has been revealed.
After an initial call out back in December, two-weight world champion Haney confirmed both fighter’s teams were in discussions to fight, then Garcia lamented ‘The Dream’s reportedly low pay-per-view figures for his last outing with Regis Prograis.
Garcia then announced he was moving on and chasing a fight with WBA champion Rolando Romero after his own eighth-round knockout win over Oscar Duarte on December 2.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Haney promoter Eddie Hearn has now weighed in with his opinion.
“Originally, Ryan wanted that fight and I was disappointed when he switched to Rolly Romero but obviously that’s not happening now. Ryan wants to be in a big pay-per-view, and if you look at his options Haney is there to be made.
“I messaged Ryan last night and said your timing is great because I’m going to Las Vegas tomorrow and Devin and [Haney’s father and coach] Bill are there.”
Hearn went on to lay out a potential date for the fight.
“I think that’s a really natural fight to make, I hope everyone gets sensible and it can get made. April 20th is the date that is there for a potential pay-per-view.
“I think it’s the one that makes sense. If I’m advising Devin, I say let’s get it made, but Ryan will be difficult because he’s always difficult.”
Haney is the current WBC champion and has been slated to defend against his mandatory Sandor Martin, which could be a potential spanner in the works for making this great fight.