Live Today: Haney vs. Garcia LA Presser @ 1 am PT

By Rob Smith - 02/29/2024 - Comments

The press conferences kicking off the Haney vs. Garcia saga take center stage in the City of Angels, landing on February 29 at the iconic AVALON Hollywood, with the curtain rising at 1:00 PT, or 9:00 p.m. for our friends in the UK.

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In the shadowy corners of New York’s fight nights, a vendetta simmers, tracing back to the raw, early brawls of their youth. Now, at the zenith of tension, the once-undefeated King of the lightweight division and the reigning WBC Super Lightweight Champion, Devin Haney, is set to stake his claim against Ryan Garcia. This 12-round battle will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Saturday, April 20, with the exclusive live stream on DAZN PPV.

The first official fight poster for the April 20th mega-clash between Devin Haney and Garcia has dropped today for their light welterweight match on DAZN.

The poster shows both fighters roaring like lions, which has become a norm for some recent fight posters. It’s become predictable, but it works.

The fan reaction to the poster has been positive, but they’re mainly concerned about the actual fight. It’s difficult for people to see a path of victory for the 25-year-old social media giant, Ryan Garcia, aside from scoring a knockout.

Given the cost of putting together a fancy promo video like the Saudis’ for the postponed Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Uysk clash, we probably won’t see one.

Generational Money to be Made

The money that WBC light welterweight champion Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) and Ryan (24-1, 20 KOs) are expected to get for their celebrity-like fight on April 20th will likely be huge, the kind of generational dough that you see from these type of fights.

“I think Devin is going to win the fight. I think Devin has developed more. I think Devin is more of a developed product,” said trainer Stephen Edwards to Fighthype, giving his prediction on the Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney fight on April 20th on DAZN PPV.

“I’ve yet to see a performance against Lomachenko and Prograis that Devin displayed; I’ve yet to see from Ryan. I’ve got to see it.

“I’m not going to assess it on the potential of what he might do, what we’re hoping he’ll do, or what he’s built to do or predicted to do. I want to see him do it.

“These guys have been pros for six or seven years now. They’re not in their early 20s. They’re in their mid-20s. At one time, great fighters and Hall of Famers were at 25 and 26. When Leonard and Hearns fought, Leonard was 25, and Hearns was 22.

“When Roberto Duran beat Ken Buchanan for the lightweight title, he was 21-years-old. When Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title, he was 22-years-old,” said Edwards.

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Last Updated on 03/01/2024