LAS LAS VEGA– As high as Devin Haney wished to combat Ryan Garcia next off, Garcia’s competing understands some points are a lot more essential than the boxing company.
Besides specifying that he sensed Garcia would not accept combat him after Garcia knocked senseless Luke Campbell, Haney shared compassion for the unrevealed individual battles that made Garcia tip far from boxing briefly a month back.
“At the end of the day, I knew that was gonna happen,” Haney informed BoxingScene.com of Garcia preventing their battle previously this year. “But I don’t really wanna speak bad on Ryan Garcia because I understand he’s going through a lot right now. I would never kick a man while he’s down. You know, so I understand that he’s going through a lot and it is what it is. My main focus right now is Jorge Linares. At the end of the day, I’m not fighting Ryan Garcia right now. But we knew that it wasn’t gonna happen.”
The 22-year-old Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) made a chance at Haney’s WBC globe light-weight title when he quit England’s Campbell (20-4, 16 KOs) with a body fired throughout the 7th round of their January 2 title battle at American Airlines Facility in Dallas. The Victorville, The golden state, indigenous decreased to combat Haney next off, nonetheless, as well as rather consented to protect his acting champion versus Javier Fortuna on July 9.
Garcia took out from the Fortuna battle 11 days after it was formally introduced to handle his “health and wellbeing,” according to Garcia’s Instagram message April 24. Garcia hasn’t disclosed the particular problem( s) with which he is dealing throughout this uncertain discharge.
Las Las Vega’ Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) will certainly make the 3rd protection of his WBC belt versus Linares (47-5, 29 KOs), a three-division champ from Venezuela, on Saturday evening at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob Ultra Field (DAZN; 8 p.m. EDT; 5 p.m. PDT).
“I haven’t got the chance to reach out to him, just because I’ve been so focused on my fight,” Haney stated of Garcia. “But, you know, I wish him well.”
Previous IBF junior light-weight champ Joseph Diaz Jr. has actually changed Garcia as Fortuna’s challenger. DAZN likewise will certainly stream the 12-round, 135-pound WBC acting champion round in between Diaz (31-1-1, 15 KOs), of Downey, The golden state, as well as the Dominican Republic’s Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs, 2 NC) as component of a July 9 program from Banc of The Golden State Arena in Los Angeles.
Keith Idec is an elderly writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be gotten to on Twitter @Idecboxing.