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The Ryan Garcia Show is ready to take flight after Devin Haney’s upset | Opinion

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The Ryan Garcia Show is ready to take flight after Devin Haney’s upset | Opinion


We don’t know whether or to what extent Ryan Garcia is off his rocker.

It was clear that he had serious problems in the days leading up to his Saturday fight with Devin Haney. He behaved erratically and acted out of character, but some of it may have been an attempt to promote himself and the fight. The fact that he was 3.2 pounds overweight, unprofessional, and costing him $1.5M, raises further questions about his mentality.

Now we know with certainty that Garcia can fight.

Garcia gave one of the most stunning performances in recent years at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, overcoming whatever outside-the-ring problems he might have to put Haney down three times and win a majority decision in an unforgettable fight.

When everything is taken into account – Garcia’s behavior, his inability to make weight, his knockout loss to Gervonta Davis, Haney’s reputation – the events of Saturday were mind boggling.

Remember that the gifted, disciplined Haney came into the fight on many pound-for-pound lists – No. 10 on Boxing Junkie’s – after a series of victories over one elite opponent after another the past few years. Some believed he would rise to No. 1.

And then there’s the kid with a questionable skill set…



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