Ryan Garcia has backed Devin Haney to beat Gervonta Davis if the pair were to meet in the ring. Garcia’s comments come in response to Davis’s now-deleted comments after Garcia defeated Haney in New York last weekend. 

Garcia (25-1, 20 KOs) silenced his critics and won by majority decision at the Barclays Center, dropping the WBC champion three times over 12 rounds. 

Davis had defeated Garcia with a bodyshot last April in Las Vegas. 

“It’s best Ryan retire now,” Davis posted on social media platform X. “He [Garcia] is going to get hurt bad.”

Garcia responded to Davis on X, calling for a rematch at a catchweight of 144lbs.

Talking on the PBD podcast, Garica was asked for an opinion on a possible fight between Davis and Haney, and Garcia predicted his fellow Californian to defeat the WBA lightweight champion. 

“Haney beats Tank [David]. Boxing is a wild sport,” Garcia told the PBD podcast. “Haney beats him out of just pure volume. [He] Just knows how to use his reach good.

“Tank would try to hurt him [Haney], but I don’t think Tank would get to Haney. Definitely, Haney would beat Tank. I know everybody will say, ‘Oh, Ryan’s crazy again’, but if it happens, I have Haney.”

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