Haney Explodes at Ryan Garcia’s Switch to Rolly: “Don’t ever mention my name”

By KenWoods123 - 01/06/2024 - Comments

Devin Haney reacted in anger today after learning that Ryan Garcia has changed his mind about fighting him and wants to face WBA light welterweight champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero next.

(Photo credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom or Melina Pizano/Matchroom)

It was nothing personal on Ryan’s side for him to change his mind about fighting Haney. He mentioned that Haney is just a “30K PPV” fighter,” making him irrelevant. Ryan then tried to cheer Haney up by telling him he could go and fight Richardson Hitchins now.

Haney’s Venomous Bite

A bitter, venomous Haney posted this poisonous message to Ryan Garcia on X about his decision to fight Rolly: “Don’t ever mention my name.”

Ryan then replied to Devin, “You’ll be back, 30KPPV.

It’s unclear what Ryan meant by saying, You’ll be back.” Was he trying to offer Haney hope so he wouldn’t be depressed about being spurned, or does he figure on him to start begging soon after he finishes stewing?

The supertar, Ryan Garcia’s reasons for moving on from Haney to Rolly Romero (15-1, 13 KOs) because he feels it’s a “bigger fight, bigger business” on PPV, which makes sense.

Devin’s PPV woes

When you look at the lowly 50K pay-per-view buys for Haney’s recent fight against WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis on December 9th on DAZN, it’s patently obvious that he can’t sell. Fans don’t want to purchase Haney’s fights on PPV.

Considering Haney’s size, rehydrating to 165, it doesn’t seem likely that he and Ryan will be fighting.

Fighters that rehydrate to the mid-160s generally compete at 154, as it’s too hard on them to drain down to 147; for Haney to have accomplished the feat of draining down to 140 for his match against Prograis, that’s a superhuman miracle.

How on earth did Haney drain down 25 lbs without it putting him in the hospital, and why is he doing it? Does he lack the confidence to fight in a weight division designed for his body?

Haney needs to move up to 154 because he’s as big as Vergil Ortiz Jr, who is now been forced to move up from 147 due to his health suffering from draining down massive amounts of weight to compete at welterweight.