Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia announced their fight yesterday, resuming an amateur rivalry that consisted of six fights and ended up three apiece.
This pro bout has been tentatively titled Game 7 by Garcia, who is coming off a stoppage win over Oscar Duarte to bounce back from his first loss to Gervonta Davis last year.
Haney has kept his undefeated record in tact, vacating his undisputed 135lbs titles to move up and beat Regis Prograis handily over the distance and become WBC Champion at 140.
He will put that belt on the line in April, and the pair came face-to-face to make it official, trading trash talk before shoving each other and being separated.
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Garcia said on social media that he would force Haney to be carried out of the ring if his trainer and father Bill didn’t throw in the towel.
“Game 7 this one is for everything… it counts now Devin. This fight for me means everything. This is what I meant when I spoke on PBD podcast ‘I’m coming back for everything in blood,’ I ask you guys to pray for Devin and his health. Pray his dad stops this fight. He will be needed to be carried out if this fight doesn’t get stopped at the appropriate time.”
Haney, the self-proclaimed ‘King of 140’, kept it shorter.
“MashAllah. Time to settle the score! April 20th 32-0 InshaAllah.”
That pair will face off on April 20 on DAZN PPV in Las Vegas with a venue and undercard yet to be announced.