Haney vs. Garcia Faces Ticket Sales Woes Before April 20 Showdown

Devin Haney’s fight with Ryan Garcia on April 20 still has many unsold tickets. 

With fight week here, the boxers will be desperate to fight in a sold-out crowd. Haney makes the first defense of his WBC Junior Welterweight Belt, as Garcia chases his first world title. The build-up has not helped ticket sales. Garcia’s disclosure over drinking and smoking weed has put Haney as a big favourite. 

Garcia’s excessive social media activity shows a fighter who is not mentally prepared. Haney is also not the biggest commercial draw, with Garcia blaming him for the poor ticket sales. Haney’s previous bout with Regis Prograis sold a reported 50,000 PPVs. Garcia has shown he can do much more, selling over 1.2 million PPVs against Gervonta Davis.

“Devin Haney is not a draw, and I definitely have been carrying this promotion on my back by myself. Nobody wants to watch a guy that supposedly can’t crack an egg,” Garcia stated

Garcia has been critical of the venue and ticket prices since the fight was announced.  He wanted the fight in Vegas, but the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was chosen. Garcia also called out high ticket prices, stating he “wouldn’t even pay that” to sit top row. Both the PPV price and tickets have seen price reductions in recent weeks. DAZN lowered the PPV price from $80 to $69.99. Based on the current fan reaction, the venue has plenty of empty seats that need filling.

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