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Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney exchanging words on social media

Image: Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney exchanging words on social media

By Sean Jones: Devin Haney went after Ryan Garcia on social media following the announcement of his next fight against Javier Fortuna on July 9th live on DAZN.

WBC lightweight champion Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) pointed out on Twitter that King Ryan (21-0, 18 KOs) had said he wanted a “big” fight against Manny Pacquiao and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis instead of using his mandatory status to challenge him for his title.

Instead, Ryan, 22, is taking a considerably smaller fight with Fortuna (36-2, 25 KOs) on July 9th. Haney says Ryan is a “duck” and just “cap” [B.S].

The way the fans see it, Ryan could have fought Haney directly after defeating Luke Campbell by a seventh-round knockout earlier this year on January 2 in their official WBC lightweight title eliminator.

Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney trash talking

Strangely enough, Ryan immediately turned down the Haney clash after the fight with Luke, asking his fans at ringside if they’d rather see him fight Tank Davis. But soon after, the fickle King Ryan changed his mind and said he wanted Manny Pacquiao.

Image: Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney exchanging words on social media

When that fight didn’t happen, Ryan was reduced to facing #2 WBC Fortuna in another title eliminator at 135. In other words, Ryan was backtracking with his career by taking it in revere.

Devin Haney: “I thought he said he wanted a “Big” fight with PAC or Tank DuckDuckDuckDuck #CAP.

“Let’s not forget Ryan is fighting another Title Eliminator when he could’ve easily been fighting for the TITLE Man. DuckDuckDuckDuck.

Ryan Garcia: “Delusional, the truth is, the [Haney’s WBC lightweight] title isn’t worth much more than a piece of paper. He should focus on his first big fight with [Jorge] Linares. Remember, he hasn’t had a good performance for some time now.

“The truth is, I don’t respect his [Haney] career. He hasn’t fought anyone, played it politically to get the [WBC] title, and I don’t think he deserves it.

“So, I’m going to keep fighting good fighters like [Javier] Fortuna, Gervonta [Davis], Teofimo [Lopez], and when he steps up and fights against gold fighters, I’ll beat him too,” said Ryan Garcia.

It’s hard to discern whether Ryan actually wants to fight Haney or not based on his negative comments here.

If Ryan truly views Haney’s WBC title as just a piece of paper, it seems a wasted endeavor for him to fight Fortuna in an official WBC lightweight title eliminator.

Image: Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney exchanging words on social media

Given his negative view of the WBC belt, Ryan should be going in the direction of challenging the winner of the June 5th fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. That would give Ryan a huge fight.

As far as Ryan getting a shot at Tank Davis, it’s likely too late for that to happen. Davis and his promoters at Mayweather Promotions won’t want to get burned by Ryan again. Garcia will need to earn their trust by showing stable behavior when it comes to putting fights together.

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