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Devin Haney using Erdenebat Tsendbaatar, the guy that injured Ryan Garcia, as sparring partner

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By Brian Webber: In a move to get cheap attention for his fight with Vasily Lomachenko, undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney is now using Erdenebat Tsendbaatar as one of his sparring partners for his next fight on May 20th on ESPN pay-per-view.

Some people believe the two-time Olympian Tsendbaatar was the mole in Ryan’s camp, providing information to Gervonta Davis’ team about his injury and what they were working on.

It’s unclear whether Ryan’s former coach Joe Goosen, who he fired days after the fight, replaced all the sparring partners after the leak was revealed. If none of the sparring help was removed, it’s troubling because that means Ryan’s training staff failed to get rid of the mole, whoever it was.

For the boxing fans that have never heard of the 26-year-old Mongolian Erdenebat Tsendbaatar, he’s the guy that injured Ryan Garcia with a body shot in his recent training camp for his fight against Gervonta Davis on April 22nd.

Some believe the injury played a part in Ryan quitting on one knee in the seventh round afteer getting hit with a punch to the body from Tank Davis. The truth is, 24-year-old Ryan Garcia was entirely out of his league and would have been stopped regardless of any injury. However, the damage, which some believe involved his ribs, provided Ryan with a convenient excuse to deflect some of the criticism away from him being counted out in the seventh round.

It’s questionable how much help Erdenebat Tsendbaatar can give Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) in preparing for the two-time Olympian Lomachenko on May 20th. Tsendbaatar (6-0, 3 KOs) fights nothing like Lomachenko and is much slower in hand & feet.

Tsendbaatar is so utterly different in that it’s no help for Haney to use this guy to assist him in preparing for Lomachenko other than to score troll points to mess with Ryan Garcia’s head.

With all the criticism Ryan is getting from fans, fighters & promoters for quitting against Tank Davis, Haney is piling it on by using Tsendbaatar as a sparring partner. The two will not be fighting anytime soon, as Ryan has moved up to 140, and he needs to rebuild himself in that weight class.

There’s an excellent chance that Ryan’s career will be finished soon once he begins fighting quality opposition at 140. He doesn’t possess the chin or talent to compete with the top-rung fighters in that weight class, and he’ll be quickly found out.

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