Eddie Hearn is champing on the bit to get negotiations began for the WBC ordered combat between light-weight champion Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney and necessary Ryan Garcia.
The unbeaten ‘King’ Ryan (21-0, 18 KOs) made it official that he’s the necessary WBC light-weight champion Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) final Saturday together with his victory over Luke Campbell.
Ought to Ryan Garcia take the combat with Haney?
Ryan says he desires to combat Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis subsequent, however it’s unclear if that’s going to occur. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Ryan, mentioned he doesn’t want the champions.
That could possibly be a sign that De La Hoya will match Ryan in opposition to another person, however it most likely gained’t be Haney.
Garcia nonetheless hasn’t dedicated to taking the combat with Haney, though he agreed to combat Campbell in a WBC ordered light-weight title eliminator.
As of now, we’re going to have to attend and see which route Ryan desires to go in for his subsequent combat.
With Haney principally a paper champion, there’s little upside in Ryan dealing with him now.
If Haney had a title meant one thing, and if he have been a preferred man like Teofimo Lopez or Tank Davis, it could make sense for Ryan to take a position time and power in taking his belt from him.
Hearn keen to barter Haney vs. Garcia combat
“You’ve bought to provide Ryan Garcia quite a lot of credit score as a result of should you’re going to not give him any credit score and say he’s an Instagram fighter when he produces an amazing efficiency and an thrilling efficiency,” mentioned Eddie Hearn to IFL TV.
“You’ll be able to’t simply say, ‘He went down, and he’s susceptible. Yeah, he squares his toes up.’ He gained, so give him the respect.
“For Luke, the second spherical, he jumped up, and I simply needed him to stay it on him there and try to get him out of there,” mentioned Hearn about Luke dropping Ryan Garcia within the second spherical.
“That was his huge probability within the combat to get him out of there. Ryan recovered, and [trainer] Eddy Reynoso did an amazing job within the nook, calmed him down, and he bought again into the combat.
“In the long run, it was an amazing physique shot. I mentioned, ‘Luke is gutted, however there’s not rather a lot you do a couple of shot like that.’ He couldn’t rise up.
“He needed to rise up, however he couldn’t rise up. You’ve bought to provide Ryan Garcia credit score. As I mentioned, it was an amazing efficiency, and now the trail is for him in opposition to Devin Haney. We look ahead to making an attempt to make that combat,” mentioned Hearn.
Haney isn’t able the place the fellows like Ryan, Teofimo Lopez, Vasily Lomachenko, and Gervonta Davis wish to combat him. He’s not common, he didn’t win his WBC title by beating anybody, and he’s not considered because the champion.
Hearn would possibly want to begin considering of discovering plan-B choice for Haney’s subsequent combat, be it Javier Fortuna, Jorge Traces, Lee Selby, or possibly even Campbell.
Devin Haney – Ryan Garcia should occur
“Completely, subsequent, that’s the combat,” mentioned Hearn when requested if he realistically sees the Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia combat taking place within the subsequent six months.
“It baffles me slightly bit as a result of that combat was a last eliminator for Devin Haney. So now the WBC goes to order the combat.
“We’ve got the identical broadcasters [DAZN]; now we have the identical community. So typically in boxing, nice fights between champions and younger stars in divisions don’t occur due to politics, or he’s with this community or that platform.
“Now you’ve bought a scenario the place you’ve bought Ryan Garcia, who’s an enormous star within the sport, Devin Haney, he’s a star, he’s a world champion.
“That combat goes to be ordered. We’re all on the identical community and all on the identical platform. I’ve spoken to DAZN. They need that combat; after all, they do.
“That’s the combat to make subsequent. So there have been a couple of discussions earlier than that combat with DAZN, Golden Boy, and Matchroom, and there hasn’t been any since,” mentioned Hearn.
The truth that there haven’t been any discussions from Golden Boy and Matchroom a couple of combat between Ryan Garcia and Haney ought to be an enormous trace to Hearn that there’s little interest in that combat.
Haney’s defensive fashion of preventing makes him an undesirable man for the highest guys to combat. He’s not making many errors within the combat, and it’s going to be doubtlessly troublesome to beat him.
Haney is a kind of fighters that may make his opponents look dangerous. On prime of these drawbacks, Haney isn’t the kind of individual that may entice quite a lot of consideration to a combat attributable to his non-charismatic character. So if Ryan have been to combat Haney, he could be the one one attracting curiosity.
Ryan simply completed preventing a man that introduced little or no to the desk within the promotional aspect in Luke Campbell. The very last thing Ryan wants is one other fighter with a blah-type of character.
Hearn sees Devin vs. Ryan filling Staples Middle
“We simply wish to make that combat [between Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney],” continued Hearn. “I feel it fills up the Staples Middle in April, each children could make a load of cash, and it’s a superb combat.
“We discuss these 4 kings of the light-weight division, Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney, and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, and we will’t simply overlook about Lomachenko simply because he’s been crushed as soon as.
“I noticed a Tweet from ESPN, which didn’t go down properly with the followers. ‘Is the brand new Hagler, Leonard, Hearns, and Duran?’
“That period was solely nice as a result of all these guys fought one another time and time once more. So the one manner we will make an period like that really nice is to let these guys combat one another.
“It’s difficult to make fights like that, however it’s not troublesome to make Haney-Garcia. For me, that ought to be the subsequent combat, and we’ll be doing all the things we will to try to make that combat.
“If Ryan Garcia pulls out of negotiations because the necessary, he doesn’t must be necessary for that combat.
“He could make that combat anytime he desires as a result of he’s a star, however he did combat a last eliminator to combat Devin Haney. So we hope he can now combat for that WBC world title,” mentioned Hearn.
Filling the Staples Middle in Los Angeles isn’t an enormous deal than Ryan vs. Tank Davis filling a stadium in Texas.
If Hearn desires to speak Ryan into taking the combat with Haney, he’s bought to do higher than simply discuss promoting out the Staples Middle.
Eddie not proud of pro-Ryan Garcia commentary from DAZN
“I feel they’re very pro-Garcia,” mentioned Hearn concerning the DAZN commentators in the course of the Campbell combat. “I feel Chris Mannix is a unbelievable broadcaster, however he mentioned Ryan Garcia is a very powerful fighter of the century.
“I went again to the Devin Haney scenario; it is a last [WBC] eliminator.
“We ought to be pushing this combat. DAZN desires this combat, and it’s an incredible combat. However I feel they fell in shut with Ryan Garcia a lot that I feel if you try this typically, all the things else will get clouded.
“The blokes, Todd Grisham, Sergio Mora, Chris Mannix, Kate Abdo, it’s an amazing staff, however they’re very excessive on Ryan Garcia. Generally, nothing else issues.
“I spoke to the DAZN guys the opposite day, and one factor is for certain, us Brits, we’re 100% extra vocal when it comes to what we like, and we don’t like,” mentioned Hearn.
You bought to know it from DAZN’s perspective why their commentators would wish to push the Ryan Garcia narrative in constructing him as much as be the most effective factor since sliced bread. Ryan is likely one of the few fighters that transfer the needle on DAZN. There’s Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin, and Ryan Garcia. Of all these fighters, Ryan may be the #1 man quickly.
Whereas he won’t be as gifted as Canelo Alvarez, his fights are extra thrilling to observe; he can converse English and has charisma. We don’t know if Canelo has charisma as a result of he makes use of an interpretation when he speaks, and he not often reveals feelings the best way Ryan does.
Joshua is a superb fighter, however his new Wladimir Klitschko fashion of preventing gained’t win him any followers within the U.S.