Haney On Garcia: “I’ll Show Y’all What Trolling & Playing Get You”

Haney Hopes to Spell Out the Difference Between Him and Garcia

Devin Haney looks to make an example of Ryan Garcia
Devin Haney says Ryan Garcia's trolling will come at a price (credit: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy)

Devin Haney Promises to Make an Example of Ryan Garcia

WBC junior welterweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15KO) is out to make a statement against arch-rival “King Ry” Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20KO). In addition, he wants to show why King Ry’s online trolling was a bad idea.

The boxing public is geared up to see Haney versus Garcia in a fight that could have high consequences for the loser. King Ry has already suffered a crushing knockout defeat at the hands of multi-divisional champion Gervonta Davis, AKA Abdul Wahid, in 2023.

According to some boxing enthusiasts, this is a do-or-die situation for Garcia. If he loses or gets thoroughly embarrassed by Haney on April 20, it could mean the end of being a high-profile fighter.

During the build-up for the fight, the Californian has been trolling more than focusing on training. Garcia’s antics were so bizarre that the boxing public believed he was going to pull out of the fight.


Haney, on the other hand, has been laser-focused.  With weeks to go before their fight, he has promised to show the fans the difference between training and playing around.

These two fighters share a past that goes back to their amateur days. In most cases, what a fighter has done does not matter in the professional ranks. Yet, The Dream doesn’t believe that Garcia has become a better fighter since then.

Despite several fans and pundits agreeing with the WBC champion, he still needs to be cautious of King Ry’s fast hands and left hook. Haney has been a man on a mission to prove he’s one of the best fighters in the game.

The boxing community still talks about his impressive victory over two-time champion Regis Prograis in 2023. If that Haney shows up on fight night, Garcia is in for a long night.

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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."