Haney Okays Garcia Rematch: “I’ll Be Back & We Can Fight Again”

Devin Haney Suggests He Will Take A Break from Boxing

Devin Haney is now open to a rematch with Ryan Garcia
Devin Haney to consider a Ryan Garcia rematch after a break (credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom, Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Images)

Devin Haney Willing to Face Ryan Garcia After Some Time Off

WBC junior welterweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-1, 15KO) has had a change of heart and is now interested in fighting “King Ry” Ryan Garcia (25-1, 20KO).

The fallout from their fight on April 20 continues to be a topic within the boxing community. Garcia is sitting idle, waiting for a decision to be rendered after testing positive for Ostarine. In addition, his behavior has become more and more erratic. In fairness, Garcia expressed a willingness to rematch Haney.

When initially asked, The Dream was adamant about not doing a rematch and called Garcia’s character into question. Well, it seems time has changed his thought process on the matter.

Shortly after a disappointing purse bid by Top Rank, Haney took to social media, frustrated that Matchroom Boxing didn’t participate. The WBC champion later tweeted that he plans to take some time off before a rematch with Garcia.

To be honest, this author has always stated that he needed to calm down and pursue the rematch. The reality is until he proves that Garcia needed the banned substance to win, Haney was never going to regain the respect of the fans.

Haney needs to hope that Garcia is still interested in the rematch. At this point, some boxing fans seem to be okay with the notion that King Ry doesn’t need to prove anything. Furthermore, fans will ponder if this means that Haney won’t fight mandatory challenger Sandor Martin. Does he plan on vacating the WBC title before taking a break from the sport?

Haney has given the boxing community several things to discuss over the next few days.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."