Ryan Garcia Can’t Afford To Lose Against Devin Haney
The boxing community is in an uproar as it has been made official that WBC junior welterweight champion Deving “The Dream” Haney ( 31-0, 15KO) and “King” Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20KO) will fight on April 20. King Ry is in a must-win situation as another loss in a high profile fight has the potential of being a career killer.
Both fighters took to social media to reveal the long-anticipated showdown has finally become a reality. Of course, some boxing fans are skeptical considering Garcia pulled away from negotiations once before. However, he put all that to rest in a recent post on social media.
The Dream also chimed in on social media with a modification of his record indicating a victory.
GARCIA CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE
With the fight set to take place, the only question to ask is who is under the most pressure to win the fight. Depending on who you ask, the answer may vary. Yet, this author agrees with Garcia in that everything for him is riding on this fight.
In his last big fight against multi-divisional champion Gervonta Davis, Garcia knocked out by a body shot from a previous rib injury. Given the climate of today’s boxing fans, a loss to his arch-rival would be a big blow to his buying power.
Some in the boxing community will label the Californian with the tag of being a hypejob that can’t win the big fights. It will cement the sentiments of others that Garcia has never had the accomplishments to be making demands. Furthermore, it’s not telling how this would affect his own mental physique.
For Garcia, there is so much riding on the line other than just winning a title, especially if he loses by knockout or takes a bad beating.
All the eyes of the boxing world are patiently waiting to see how this long story featuring two rivals come to an end live on DAZN Pay-per-view.