Ryan Garcia – Devin Haney NYC Press Quotes & Photos

02/28/2024 - No comments

HANEY VS. GARCIA WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY LIVE WORLDWIDE ON DAZN ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024

Devin Haney, the reigning WBC Super Lightweight champ, and Ryan Garcia, a name known far and wide for lighting up pay-per-views, threw some verbal jabs in the Big Apple, setting the stage for their showdown. This tussle, a blend of promotional powerhouses, will unfold at the Barclays, with DAZN streaming the action live. Haney’s ready to bag the win, while Garcia’s eyeing a legacy that’s more than just banknotes, aiming straight for Haney’s crown.

Oscar De La Hoya, the big boss at Golden Boy, can’t contain his excitement, claiming this clash is what the fans have been craving – top dogs going head-to-head. It’s all happening in New York because, according to Oscar, that’s where stars shine brightest.

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A little history for those not in the loop – Haney and Garcia aren’t strangers in the ring, with their amateur bouts locked at three apiece. This fight isn’t just another entry in their ledger; it’s the decider, promising to crown the king of the 140-pounders.

Bernard Hopkins, tossing in his two cents, reminds everyone that getting what you wish for in the ring might just be more than you bargained for. And Bill Haney, playing the managerial chess game, recounts how he challenged Oscar De La Hoya to make this prime-time fight happen, reminding him of his own legacy of never backing down from a challenge.

DEVIN “THE DREAM” HANEY: WBC SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:
“DAZN, they put the bounty up. On April 20th I’m capturing the bounty and we coming home with the victory inshallah.”

“KING” RYAN GARCIA, SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE CONTENDER:
“When I first came into the game, I just wanted to make a bunch of money and then I did that. But now I want to go for the legacy, I wanna go for the belts and Devin’s in the way. I’m on my vengeance arc. I’m ready to get back in blood in everything so I’m coming straight for his neck. I promise you, I’m coming straight for you, it’s going to be ugly.”

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GOLDEN BOY:
“This is the weight class to watch, this is the fight to watch, the best fighting the best. When I started Golden Boy, that was my vision to have the best fight the best and we’re here now today. I’m super excited because when you build a star you must fight in New York.”

If you guys didn’t know they fought 6 times already in the amateur and they’re three and three, so this one does count. This fight here is like they say – for all the marbles – this fight here is to see who the best fighter at 140-pound division.”

BERNARD HOPKINS, PARTNER OF GOLDEN BOY:
“So now that we are here a lot of us gotta be mindful when we ask for something because what you ask for, you might not want when you get it. These two young fighters, these two young men, not kids, gotta understand that to be great you must do great things and fight the best in the division… and that’s what Golden Boy’s set out to do.”

BILL HANEY, MANAGER, DEVIN HANEY PROMOTIONS:
“An assignment that Devin sent me to do was to approach the only human being that’s a Hall of Fame fighter and a Hall of Fame promoter and thats Oscar de la Hoya. I put the honest on him, I said listen when you were when you were Hall of Fame fighter you fought everybody so as a Hall of Fame promoter I put the honest on you that you are now going to make the fight between two guys in their prime just like you did.”