Ryan Garcia Steps Away from Social Media Ahead of Haney Showdown

By Robbie Bannatyne - 03/15/2024 - Comments

Ryan Garcia, the highly ranked lightweight contender, has announced that he’s stepping away from social media until after his title clash against WBC champion Devin Haney on April 20th.

The 25-year-old Garcia cites online negativity toward him as a factor in his decision to stop posting on social media.

In the last two weeks, fans have reacted to Ryan’s (24-1, 20 KOs) conspiracy theories, viewing him as loony and wondering if he’s suffering a rapid mental breakdown.

“I Can Feel the Hate, and It Hurts”

“I’m coming on here to say I’m not going to be posting until after my fight. Not because they got me and they forced me to do this,” said Ryan Garcia on social media, saying he’s going to take a break from posting until after his April 20th fight against Devin Haney on DAZN PPV.

“I feel a little unloved. It just hurts when you try to do the right thing for the kids. It hurts because all I do is out of love and genuine love for everybody, at least I try to. I’m just hurt and ready to fight and knock this dude [Haney] out on April 20th, and that’s it, guys,” said Ryan.

The reaction from fans on social media on social media to Ryan’s post is one of disbelief, with many of them suspecting he’ll be back posting in a day or two, unable to control his addiction to online posting about his life and thoughts about various causes.

Ryan recently said that he would only post about boxing online, yet he immediately started discussing non-boxing tops and has continued to do that until today. It will be interesting to see if the social media star, Ryan, keeps his word this time about not posting.

Focus Shifts to the Ring

Ryan’s decision to take a break from social media indicates that he wants to shield himself from negative distractions and focus on his important fight against Haney.

Ryan must win this fight against the unbeaten Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) to make the big money he’s been talking about.

Kingry said recently that he wants to make $1 billion in boxing, but obviously, he won’t be able to make that kind of dough without beating Haney because it gets a lot tougher once he gets past this guy. The big money comes for Ryan against Gervonta Davis, Teofimo Lopez, and Jake Paul.