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Devin Haney sparring Tank Davis’ opponent Hector Luis Garcia in competitive work

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By Allan Fox: Sparring video of Devin Haney and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis’ next opponent, Hector Luis Garcia, was leaked today, showing a VERY competitive spar & not the one-sided situation that ‘The Dream’ had said it had been.

With the problems the smaller super featherweight Hector Garcia gave Haney during the clip of the sparring session, Devin might need to re-think the idea of going up to 140 because he lacks the power to compete in that weight class.

Haney is too weak to compete against the lions at light welterweight like Regis Prograis, Josh Taylor, Subriel Matias, Jose Ramirez, and Teofimo Lopez.

Undisputed lightweight champion Haney recently claimed that he kicked Hector Garcia out of his training camp because he couldn’t keep up with him in sparring. But the video released today showed an evenly matched spar, with Hector (16-0, 10 KOs) giving Haney all he could handle.

The only difference between the two fighters was Haney’s size advantage over Hector Garcia. Devin resembled a welterweight, lacking in power, sparring with a lightweight.

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Hector had more power than the much bigger Haney, which is interesting because, with the size advantage, Devin should be hitting harder than his smaller opponent.

Next month, Hector Garcia will be moving up from super featherweight to take on the unbeaten Gervont (27-0, 25 KOs) on January 7th on Showtime pay-per-view at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.

“I sparred him; he’s a tune-up,” said Devin Haney to Thaboxingvoice about his opinion of Hector Garcia, who will be facing Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on January 7th.

“He got kicked out of camp. I kicked him out of camp because he couldn’t last. I sparred him for the Jojo Diaz. I think I sparred him two times, three times, or something like that, and he just couldn’t keep up.

“I kicked him out and got someone else. The guy [Hector Garcia], I really don’t rate him.”

The question is, why would Haney say that Hector Garcia couldn’t keep up with him when the video of the sparring showed otherwise? It’s pretty possible that Haney made the comment about Hector being supposedly kicked out of his camp as a way of taking a shot at Gervonta, who is arguably more popular than him and has done a lot more with his career.

Haney has wanted to fight Tank Davis for a long time but hasn’t had the chance.


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