Haney and Ryan trade jabs over Kingry hanging with Mayweather

By Robert Segal - 01/03/2024 - Comments

Devin Haney leaked a DM between him and the popular Ryan Garcia today, reacting to him paling around retired multi-millionaire Floyd Mayweather Jr. from last night.

The WBC light welterweight champion Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) made a snide comment, saying that Mayweather won’t be able to help Ryan Garcia when the two fight.

Haney left off Mayweather’s list

Mayweather has picked the 25-year-old Ryan Garcia, who is one of his three biggest names in boxing today, leaving out Haney’s name among the three.

Floyd’s list:

  • Canelo Alvarez
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Gervonta Davis

That might have gotten Haney stewing, as Floyd makes it clear from his list that he’s not one of the stars in the sport, despite him capturing his second division world title last December.

Ryan (24-1, 20 KOs) and Haney are negotiating a PPV clash in the first quarter of the year on DAZN, and the fight may get made.

If the Haney-Garcia fight does get made, Ryan will need all the help he can get to win, as he’ll likely be a tremendous underdog against Haney, who is fighting at a high level with recent wins over WBA 140-lb champion Regis Prograis and Vasily Lomachenko in 2023.

Leaked DM

Devin Haney: “Floyd [Mayweather Jr.] can’t save you.”

Ryan Garcia: “Cry me a river.”

Image: Haney and Ryan trade jabs over Kingry hanging with Mayweather

Ryan Garcia’s rebuttal

Kingry Garcia’s “cry me a river” response to Haney suggests that he’s well aware that he’s green with envy, seeing Ryan hanging out with Floyd and that he’s made his list as one of the three biggest names in the sport.

Ryan’s 11 million followers on Instagram translates to him being one of the biggest star attractions in the U.S.

Canelo Alvarez has 16.8 million, but he’s been around for a long time and accomplished a lot in boxing, and it’s taken him a while to build that audience.

Having the kind of popularity that Ryan has at such a young age indicates that he could take over as the #1 star in the U.S. when Canelo retires, provided he’s successful inside the ring.