Ryan Garcia Turns Down Romero, Prioritizes Haney For His Next Fight

Ryan Garcia has ruled out facing Rolando Romero, as his focus is Devin Haney.

Both fighters have been linked with facing Garcia. Ryan called out Haney after the latter became the new WBC junior welterweight champ with a victory over Regis Prograis. He intended to face Haney next year as Ryan’s team reached out after the Prograis win. They have fought in the amateurs with a 3-3 record. Haney’s failed attempts at getting the Gervonta Davis fight increased the chances of the Garcia bout. 

As for Romero, he is the current WBA junior welterweight champion. Romero secured the belt with a controversial ninth-round stoppage of Ismael Barroso. The referee, Tony Weeks, was criticized over an early stoppage since Barroso was still punching at the time of the stoppage. He was also ahead on all the cards when the bout was stopped. Romero has not fought since then following an undisclosed medical issue, but he is now ready to face Garcia. 

“I’ve spent enough time away from boxing. It’s time to make the biggest PPV event of 2024. Let’s give the fans what they want, they’ve been begging for this for years. Watch Ryan duck me after I’ve been partying for the last seven months. I don’t even need a training camp to spank that ass … you’re just allergic to punchers,” Romero said 

Garcia has moved away from the Romero fight. Facing Romero is the easier option, but Garcia’s intention shows he wants to face the best. Haney, the former undisputed lightweight champion and the WBC junior welterweight champion, is undefeated. He is in contention for ‘Fighter of the Year’ as Garcia seeks to secure a huge win on his resume. 

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