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Devin Haney Eyes fight with Ryan Garcia in 2024

Devin Haney, the reigning WBC junior welterweight champion, is setting his sights on a high-stakes clash with Ryan Garcia in the first half of 2024.

Fresh off an impressive victory over Regis Prograis to claim the WBC strap in his debut at 140 pounds, Haney is eager to solidify his status as a dominant force in the division. Meanwhile, Garcia, who suffered a knockout defeat at the hands of Gervonta 'Tank' Davis earlier this year, bounced back with a convincing knockout win over Oscar Duarte.

Negotiations for the highly anticipated bout are underway, with Haney's team actively engaging with Garcia's handlers and the boxer's promotional team, led by Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions.

Speaking to The MMA Hour, Haney expressed his enthusiasm for the potential matchup, stating,

“[The Garcia fight is] something that we’re talking about. We’re in negotiations with Oscar and Ryan, Ryan’s lawyer, Ryan’s team. It could very much be what’s next.”

Haney intends to involve promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing for the showdown with Garcia. After collaborating with Top Rank for his last three fights, Haney returned to Hearn for the Prograis bout.

While Haney has achieved undisputed status in the lightweight division with consecutive wins over George Kambosos and Vasiliy Lomachenko, his focus has now shifted towards securing the most lucrative fights.

“My thing now is I’ve accomplished everything in the lightweight division. I became undisputed, I got all the belts, I did all that. Now it’s about making the biggest fights happen for the most money, and that’s a formality," Haney said.


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