Ryan Garcia possible for Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis winner – Eddie Hearn

By Boxing News - 11/02/2023 - Comments

By Adam Baskin: Eddie Hearn says Ryan Garcia will “likely” be fighting the winner of the December 9th fight between WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis & Devin Haney from their clash on DAZN PPV.

Ryan has a lot of options right now, one of them being a rematch with Gervonta Davis. He took to social media recently, asking Tank Davis to run it back, a fight that Mayweather Promotions & PBC will want to make next for the Baltimore native.

Hearn states that Ryan (23-1, 19 KOs) wants a title shot and fights on DAZN, so it’s a logical next match for the Haney vs. Prograis winner. That would be a huge fight, Ryan taking on the Haney-Prograis winner.

What could foil Hearn’s plans if Prograis wins that fight, as Haney will want a rematch, and there would be too much interest from the boxing public in seeing a second clash for Regis to move on and face Ryan Garcia under those circumstances?

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will try to set up a fight between Ryan Garcia and their fighter, WBO light welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez. Oscar De La Hoya has already mentioned wanting to make the Ryan vs. Teofimo fight, so that’s a potential roadblock to a clash between Kingry and the Haney-Prograis winner.

Ryan still needs to win his December 2nd main event contest against Oscar Duarte (26-1, 21 KOs) at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Duarte has the power, toughness, and style that could be the undoing of Ryan, who folded in his last fight against Gervonta Davis, quitting in the seventh round after getting hit with a punch to the breadbasket in April.

It was off-putting the way Ryan went down on one knee and then bounced to his feet, showing no signs of being hurt immediately after being counted out by the referee.

Some boxing fans believe that Gervonta carried Ryan and could have gotten him out in the first two rounds if he’d put his foot on the accelerator.

If that’s the case, it’s possible that Duarte could stop Ryan on December 2nd and ruin a potential fight between him and the Haney-Prograis winner.

I think the winner is likely to fight Ryan Garcia,” said Eddie Hearn to Proboxing Fans about who the Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia winner could face next.

“Obviously, on the same platform on DAZN. It’ll be a massive fight. Haney-Prograis is flying. It’s selling really well. I can’t for December 9th, and we’ll see who comes out on top,” said Hearn.

If Ryan Garcia goes in another direction, the Haney vs. Prograis winner will likely target Teofimo or Tank. Again, if Prograis is victorious on December 9th, a rematch with Haney is a given.

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