Garcia Hits Out At Haney Fight Taking Place in New York

Ryan Garcia has taken to social media to criticize the decision to stage his April 20 fight with Devin Haney in New York.

The former amateur rivals meet at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in one of the showpiece events of the year.

The location has been a talking point, with the WBC super lightweight fight heading to the East Coast, and it is even more so now after the challenger, Garcia, spoke up against it.

“This is a MGM Vegas fight, doing everything we can to bring this fight to Vegas and giving this fight what it deserves,” Garcia wrote on X, before adding, “This decision has nothing to do with NYC and everything to do with business and what I believe is the best move for my career.”

It did not take long for Haney to fire back, replying, “This dude is planning his escape.”

The inevitable trash-talk followed, with Garcia shooting back, “Why are you trying to paint that picture to the public, towards the guy who is making you more money in your life and in your entire career – sad to see.”

Haney had already posted on X, “The reason the fight not happening in Vegas is because they don’t wanna affect Canelo ticket sales…”

Canelo has booked out May 4, although an opponent has yet to be announced.