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Ryan Garcia secures upset over Devin Haney but misses out on WBC title for being over weight limit | Boxing News



Ryan Garcia reacts after a knock down of Devin Haney

Ryan Garcia secured a shocking upset over Devin Haney, knocking his fellow
American down thrice en path to a majority choice victory on the
Barclays Heart.

Garcia had missed the 10st (63.5kg) light-welterweight restrict by 3.2lbs (1.45kg) so was not eligible to win the WBC title, whereas his latest erratic tweets and behavior in struggle week led many to query whether or not the competition ought to go forward.

However Garcia floored his rival within the seventh, tenth and eleventh rounds, sufficient to earn the nod from two judges by scores of 115-109 and 114-110 whereas a 3rd noticed it 112-112 in Brooklyn.

Garcia, who had a degree deducted within the seventh for punching on the break, has now received 25 of his 26 bouts and two in a row since his solely skilled defeat to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 12 months in the past.

Haney, the previous undisputed world light-weight champion who received a 140lb title with a dominant factors win over Regis Prograis in December, slipped to his first defeat in 32 fights.

“Come on, guys, you actually thought I used to be loopy? You all misplaced your personal minds,” Garcia stated in his post-fight interview. “You guys overegg all the things.”

Haney stated he was disenchanted together with his efficiency.

“However I confirmed that I can struggle after a knockdown and getting harm,” he added.

“I might love a rematch. I gave him a shot, it is solely proper he offers me a shot again. He did not make weight, so I am nonetheless the champion. We will run it again.”

Story of the struggle in photos

Garcia placed on a formidable show in opposition to Haney in Brooklyn

Devan Haney was knocked down three times by Ryan Garcia in Brooklyn
Haney was knocked down thrice by Garcia within the seventh, tenth and eleventh rounds

Ryan Garcia towers over Devan Haney after knocking him down once again
Garcia towers over Haney after knocking him down as soon as once more

Ryan Garcia walks away after knocking down Devan Haney for a third time
Garcia walks away after flooring Haney on the Barclays Heart

Ryan Garcia celebrates defeating Devan Haney by majority decision
Garcia celebrates defeating Haney by majority choice however was over the burden restrict to assert the WBC crown

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