Following his loss to Gervonta Davis earlier this year, Ryan Garcia will make a permanent move to the more comfortable super-lightweight limit of 140lbs.
The body shot stoppage suffered in April was Garcia’s first defeat, and he feels the 136 catchweight and rehydration clause severely limited him in the ring.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Garcia said both Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez interest him in the 140 ranks.
“Either one is gonna be a big fight, make some good money, but I like the Teofimo fight just because it would be more chaotic. Just funner to be a part of. But, then again, Devin Haney’s been talking a lot of s**t lately too.”
Lopez is currently the WBO World Champion, so provides more of an incentive. Having said that, Haney could have picked up the WBC belt from Regis Prograis by the time Garcia is ready to challenge them.
For the 25-year-old, it apparently comes down to the build-up and how much fun he can have.
“Teofimo, he can talk his ass off, and his dad too. That’d be crazy. Teofimo interests me a lot because I just think that whole lead-up would be crazy.”
It has been confirmed by both Oscar De La Hoya, who represents Garcia, and Bob Arum, representing Lopez, that a fight on Super Bowl weekend at the newly unveiled Las Vegas Sphere is a real possibility.
First up, Garcia must get back to winning ways – the man standing in his way being one Oscar Duarte, a hard-hitter who has been branded ‘a Mexican Tank Davis.’