Haney vs. Garcia: Overpriced, Underwhelming, and Utterly Predictable

By Chris Williams - 04/15/2024 - Comments

The PPV price for the Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia event is U.S fans bought up $69.99 for U.S subscribers and the slightly less painful 19.99 for UK viewers for this Saturday night’s event on DAZN pay-per-view on April 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Fans have to love the Haney-Garcia fight to want to pay the PPV price; considering the sad excuse for an undercard, it looks like the event organizers threw it together without much care.

Eddie Hearn, Where’s the Talent?

The undercard is an absolute dumpster fire. Would it be putting Eddie Hearn out to have added Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis to the card to give fans a reason to order this monstrosity?

That’s the issue with this card. The fence-sitters have no reason to shell out the big dough to order the event, especially with WBC light welterweight champion Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) expected to easily outbox Ryan (24-1, 20 KOs) in a Shakur-esque style. That means boring.

Haney is not entertaining and will likely play it safe even more than usual because Ryan has some pop in his left hand, and Devin doesn’t have the greatest chin.


Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Sean McComb
Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Pierre Dibombe
John “Scrappy” Ramirez vs. David Jimenez
Charles Conwell vs. Gustavo Vittori

Devin Haney: Legacy Dodger

“I’m levels above this dude. He’s a C-level fighter. I’m an A+ fighter and I’m going to show it,” said Devin Haney on social media about Ryan Garcia.

What’s interesting here is Haney says he only wants to fight the best in the sport, yet he intentionally chooses an opponent that he claims is “C-level” in Ryan Garcia. That suggests that Haney is an opportunist and a cherry-picker who is only interested in money / easy fights.

If Haney were really about legacy and wanting to fight the best, he would have chosen a more challenging opponent.

The fighters Haney SHOULD be facing on Saturday:

Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis
Subriel Matias
Tim Tszyu
Terence Crawford
Sebastian Fundora
Erickson Lubin

I threw in some junior middleweights on the list because Haney is a 165-pounder and should be fighting in the 154-lb division, not at 140. The reality: Haney is a 165-lb fighter, who hides at 140. He needs to move up to junior middleweight instead of being a weight bully at light welterweight.

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