Devin Haney Doesn’t Like Ryan Garcia’s Chances Against Manny Pacquiao
Devin Haney doesn’t see a path to victory for Ryan Garcia against Manny Pacquiao.
Garcia has been adamant about getting two major fights. One is a showdown with WBA Welterweight “Champion in Recess” Manny Pacquiao and the other is a clash against WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight and WBA (Regular) Lightweight Champion Gervonta Davis. Garcia has a mandate to fight WBC Lightweight Champion Devin Haney after capturing the interim gold back in January but he doesn’t appear to be interested in the matchup.
Haney appeared on SiriusXM and DAZN’s The Ak & Barak Show and expressed his belief that the odds of Garcia beating Pacquiao aren’t great (via BoxingScene.com).
“At the end of the day, that fight, it doesn’t really make sense because it’s not a very winnable fight for Ryan. Ryan is a 135-pounder, who just in his last fight went in there and he got hurt against Luke Campbell, you know, not a huge puncher, not a guy known for knocking guys out or really hurting guys like that.
“So, you talk about going up two weight classes to go face Manny Pacquiao, thinking that, you know, you win the fight and then you’re gonna come back down to 135 and fight me and Tank, it doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t seem like realistic.”
Haney has been looking for a big fight as well. “The Dream” has claimed that top lightweights the likes of Teofimo Lopez are ducking him. Haney says that if he can’t get Garcia or Lopez next, then he’ll aim for a title defense against Javier Fortuna.