Trainer Robert Garcia Raises Concerns: Should Garcia Fight Devin Haney?

By Robert Segal - 03/15/2024 - Comments

Trainer Robert Garcia gives some harsh truths about Ryan Garcia, saying he shouldn’t go through with his fight against WBC light welterweight champion Devin Haney.

Robert says that if he were training the 25-year-old Ryan, he would get him the mental health that he needs to deal with his issues because he feels it wouldn’t be good for him to take a fight and get destroyed.

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Payday Trumps Well-being

Ryan (24-1, 20 KOs) has no intentions of pulling out of his fight with Haney, and Robert understands why. He says the management, promoters, and the people around Ryan need Haney, which means the money it will bring in.

Haney vs. Garcia will be shown on DAZN PPV, and thanks to Ryan’s huge social media following, it’s expected to attract many PPV buys.

If Kingry gets blown out by  Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) the way he did in his seventh-round knockout loss to Gervonta Davis last April, this could be the end of future big-money PPV clashes without him redeeming himself against a notable fighter.

To come back from his loss to Tank Davis, Ryan beat an unknown bottom-ranked lightweight, Oscar Duarte, a guy that few fans had ever heard of.

That fight proved nothing, yet here Ryan is fighting for a world title at 140, and arguably shouldn’t be in this position due to the backdoor that he used to battle for the belt. Ryan got this fight based on his popularity rather than what he’s accomplished, and that’s sad.

A Plea For Sanity

“I think Ryan makes it to the fight. He shouldn’t, but he will. I hope this is part of the show to sell the fight, and I hope Oscar [De La Hoya] is right and his dad and his mom are right, saying that everything is good with him,” said trainer Robert Garcia to the 210BoxingTv YouTube channel about his thinking Ryan Garcia should pull out of his fight against WBC light welterweight champion Devin Haney on April 20th.

“My personal opinion is he [Ryan] does make it to the fight because promoters, managers, and people around him need that big fight. They need to get that fight. If he’s good, if he’s not good, they’re still going to try and make that fight happen because it’s the business. But personally, he shouldn’t,” said Robert Garcia about his thoughts Ryan.

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