Ryan Garcia plans to call out Devin Haney immediately after his fight with Gervonta Davis.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is set to hold boxing’s biggest fight in recent memory as Garcia aims to beat Davis and become the face of boxing.
While defeating Davis will be difficult, Garcia has a specific plan for his next opponent if he succeeds.
“Right after this we calling out Devin Haney. Bring on Devin.” Garcia on the Raw Talk Podcast.
Garcia’s lack of ambition should not be underestimated. He is a 15-time national champion, having then later turned professional at the age of 17.
And with a perfect record of 23 wins, including 19 knockouts, Garcia has every reason for feeling confident. However, in Davis, he is not facing a slouch.
Tank has an undefeated record of 28 wins with 26 KOs, while at the same time, being one of the highest grossing fighters in the sport. Therefore, there is a danger that Garcia could be overlooking his opponent.
Anthony Joshua suffered a similar fate, coming out second best against Andy Ruiz Jr, as talks over an undisputed fight with the then WBC champion Deontay Wilder broke down.
And as Haney holds that crown in the 135 lb division, Garcia risks doing the same. But history may not repeat itself this time.
After beating Luke Campbell, Garcia earned the WBC interim title which put him in the top position to challenge Haney for the lightweight championship, but he opted for a different route.
But with the fight now bigger than ever, Garcia is talking a big game. So the question is can he deliver?