Devin Haney’s New Money Mindset: Chasing Big Paydays and Ryan Garcia is the Target

By KenWoods123 - 02/13/2024 - Comments

Devin Haney says his mindset is on making money, not on legacy or collecting belts, heading into the April 20th title defense of his WBA light-welterweight belt against Ryan Garcia on DAZN.

Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) states that he’s already collected his belts and will be in the history books forever after capturing world titles at 135 and 140. The 25-year-old Haney wants to make as much loot as possible before he retires.

Fans would argue that Haney was opportunistic and vulture-like, swooping down to feed on the weak champions, George Kambosos Jr. and Regis Prograis, while steering clear of the dangerous champions, Gervonta Davis, Shakur Stevenson, and Subriel Matias.

With Haney rehydrating to 165, you can definitely say he’s got a good hustle going. He fights outside of his natural weight class of super middleweight and takes advantage of his smaller, weaker prey in a Vulturistic way at 140.

Ryan Garcia: Haney’s First Money Fight

“After the last fight [against 35-year-old WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis last December], I said I’ve done the legacy fights, I got the belts, I’m in the history books forever. But now it’s about making the biggest fights happen for the most amount of money and making big events. And here we are, arguably the biggest fight in 2024. It’s going to be a mega event,” said Devin Haney to DAZN Boxing about his desire to just make money now with his career after capturing world titles at 135 and 140.

You have to respect Haney for being upfront about his motives for fighting now, considering some fighters would be fake and say they’re fighting for sport, wanting to achieve a true legacy by facing the best rather than feeding on weakened prey.

Haney isn’t even trying to put on an act. He’s for the gold, and he’s facing the right guy, Ryan, to accomplish that goal since he’s the one who will bring in the PPV buys and sell tickets for their April 20th fight. With Ryan’s 11 million followers on social media, they’ll purchase the fight on PPV, and Haney can take advantage of that.

“Henry [Garcia], his dad, is going to be there too, so we’ll see who stops it. I think his dad will be the one throwing in the towel and stopping the fight,” said Haney, predicting Ryan Garcia’s dad will throw in the towel to save his son on April 20th.

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