Ryan Garcia is doing all he can to deliver a big 2024 for boxing fans.
The 25-year-old was one half of one of the most lucrative events in Las Vegas history this year. Unfortunately for Garcia, he was bested by Gervonta Davis and faced coming to terms with his first loss in the professional ranks.
He criticised ‘Tank’ for making the fight at a catchweight of 136lbs, and subsequently said he would fight no lighter than 140 from then on.
Devin Haney had a more fruitful year, defending his undisputed lightweight championship against Vasily Lomachenko before also moving up a division to a successful start.
Now both at super-lightweight, the pair have confirmed initial talks have begun. Should it come off, the fight would be for Haney’s WBC World Title, recently won from Regis Prograis.
It’s the one Garcia wants, as evidence by some recent artwork.
“This will actually be the 7th fight between us. It’s only right it’s on the professional stage. Thank you Lord Jesus. It’s time to RUMBLE.”
This will actually be the 7th fight between us. It’s only right it’s on the professional stage 🙏 Thank you Lord Jesus. It’s time to RUMBLE pic.twitter.com/j5g6Q22OKL
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) December 28, 2023
‘King Ryan’s stoppage win over Oscar Duarte was a good return to form following the ‘Tank’ loss, and has given him the confidence to take on the young man who many think is one of the very best fighters in the world.
Whilst a mandatory defence against the tricky Sandor Martin should be next up for Haney, but the WBC may make an exception for a voluntary of this magnitude.