Haney: “I’m Not Interested In Garcia Rematch; We See He Cheats”

Devin Haney Changes his Tune on a Garcia Rematch

Devin Haney labels Ryan Garcia a cheater
Devin Haney loses interest in Ryan Garcia rematch after failed PED test (credit: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy)

Haney Rules Out A Ryan Garcia Rematch After Failed PED Test

WBC junior welterweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-1, 15KO) didn’t want to make any excuses for losing against “King Ry” Ryan Garcia (25-1, 20KO) on April 20. However, he has no interest in doing a rematch following news of Garcia’s failed PED test.

King Ry shocked the boxing world by defeating The Dream who was the heavy favorite. However, his world has come crashing down after news hit of a failed PED test sample that was taken before the fight. 

After their fight, both rivals were open to doing a rematch. However, Haney doesn’t seem to care about that anymore given the news of Garcia’s failed test. 


While speaking with ESPN, he admitted thinking something was wrong but didn’t want to make an excuse.

“I felt like something was up but I didn’t want to make any excuses or be that guy, at the end of the day. So, I put it in Allah’s hands and said, ‘”‘You know what, he was the better man.'”

When asked about doing a rematch, he replied:

“I’m not too interested in it. During the buildup, we’ve seen a lot of interesting things from him. We see his character, we see the guy cheat. We see the type of person that he is . . . as of right now, it wouldn’t be a fight that I would really entertain.”

Although Haney is saying that right now, the reality is he may have to do a rematch. Some boxing fans feel that regardless of Garcia using a PED, it doesn’t change the fact that he never adjusted to avoid the left hook.

Garcia has been adamant in denying the allegations – calling it fake news. Yet, in boxing, you are guilty until proven innocent as the Californian will remain under heavy scrutiny until this situation is resolved.

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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."