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Ryan Garcia to RETIRE if Devin Haney Stops Him in One Round!

The much-anticipated showdown between WBC super lightweight champion Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia officially commenced in New York, marking the beginning of their journey towards their April 20 clash at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Ryan Garcia

The two fighters engaged in a lively press conference, with Eddie Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, Haney, and Garcia all taking center stage, accompanied by their trainers, Bill Haney and Derrick James.

De La Hoya commended Garcia for his courage in seeking greatness and winning over New York fans after a viral message mix-up. Garcia, expressing his motivation for the fight, stated,

"It's just a good opportunity for me... I'm on my vengeance arc... I'm coming straight for his neck."

“If I get knocked out in the first round, I’ll retire,” responded Garcia, standing up and shaking on it.

Amidst the banter, Garcia clarified his respect for NYC and emphasized his focus on legacy and belts. Haney, on the other hand, noted Garcia's initial preference for the bout to be held elsewhere and reminded him of their long-standing rivalry, dating back to their amateur days.

Things took a more personal turn when Haney mentioned Garcia's loss to Gervonta "Tank" Davis, hinting at Garcia's past defeat. The exchange escalated as Haney questioned Garcia's resolve, referencing his past actions in the ring.

James, Garcia's coach, expressed excitement for the challenge ahead, while Bill Haney confidently predicted victory for his son, adding a poetic touch to his declaration.

The event wasn't without its drama, as Garcia and Hopkins reconciled, while tensions flared between Bill Haney and Henry Garcia. Hopkins emphasized the significance of fighting in NYC, considering it a pivotal moment for both fighters' careers.

The stage is set for what promises to be a historic showdown, with both fighters eager to make their mark and secure their legacy in the boxing world.


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