Garcia Confirms Fight With Haney Set for April 20, 2024
The boxing community is abuzz after junior welterweight sensation “King Ry” Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20KO) hinted at a clash with WBC champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15KO) slated for April 20, 2024.
Typically, when fighters engage in social media banter about stepping into the ring, fans expect nothing to materialize. However, in this instance, it appears that Garcia and Haney will indeed share the ring in April.
Boxing enthusiasts received a sneak peek into the potential matchup when King Ry accepted a conditional offer from the then-undisputed lightweight champion, Haney. In the subsequent months, both fighters pursued different paths.
TWO FIGHTERS, TWO DIFFERENT PATHS, ONE FINAL DESTINATION
Garcia committed to a renewed focus on the sport, with aspirations of becoming a world championship status. In his most recent bout, he impressively halted Oscar Duarte within eight rounds.
Haney, on the other hand, delivered a career-defining performance against two-time champion Regis Prograis, placing The Dream squarely in the discussion for Fighter of the Year.
As the year drew to a close, Garcia revealed that he had instructed his team to initiate negotiations for a bout against Haney. While fans were initially skeptical, they now realize it was not a mere ploy, and the two fighters will finally step into the ring.
Boxing enthusiasts had long hoped for this clash, envisioning it during the time when both pugilists campaigned at lightweight. The junior welterweight division has evolved into one of the must-watch sectors in the sport.