Ryan Garcia Stuns the Boxing World, Defeating Devin Haney

    In a shocking turn of events on April 20th, 2024, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Ryan Garcia (25-1, 20 KOs) scored a thrilling majority decision victory over the previously undefeated WBC super lightweight champion, Devin Haney (29-1, 16 KOs). Despite missing weight for the fight and being ineligible to win Haney’s title, Garcia delivered a stunning performance that will go down as one of the biggest shock in boxing history.

    Ryan “King Ry” Garcia, the 25-year-old from Victorville, California, gained immense popularity for his lightning-fast hands, knockout power, and undeniable charisma. Garcia’s most well-known fight was his electrifying knockout of Francisco Fonseca within the first round, cementing his reputation as a force to be reckoned with. Devin “The Dream” Haney from Las Vegas, Nevada, entered the ring as the undisputed lightweight champion with an impressive unbeaten record. Known for his technical brilliance, tactical acumen, and exceptional defense, he held titles in several major boxing organizations. However, Garcia’s power and unorthodox style proved too much for the skilled champion.

    The rivalry between Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia began long before they stepped into the ring, creating a level of hype and anticipation that rarely surrounds a boxing match. Their feud was characterized by relentless trash talk, psychological warfare, and a sense of genuine animosity that fueled the excitement surrounding the fight. Much of the feud unfolded on social media, where Garcia’s flamboyant personality and Haney’s more reserved demeanor clashed. Garcia often taunted Haney, questioning his skills and heart, while Haney generally aimed for more measured responses, focusing on his boxing ability and track record. However, Haney occasionally fired back, calling Garcia inexperienced and undisciplined.

    Garcia took things to another level with crazy pre-fight behaviors. He ranted about conspiracy theories, seemed distracted during training camps, and made erratic public appearances. It appeared Garcia was attempting to throw Haney off-balance and convince him he wasn’t a serious threat.The tension reached its peak when Garcia controversially missed weight by several pounds. Haney accused Garcia of lacking professionalism and trying to gain an unfair physical advantage. In a twist, Garcia claimed his weight issues were a calculated strategy, making Haney complacent. Whether Garcia’s antics were a strategic ploy or the sign of instability, his mind games ultimately paid off. The fight results suggest that Haney may have underestimated the threat of his unpredictable opponent.

    Garcia landing a powerful left hook in the opening minute, foreshadowing the drama to come. then he continue to give Haney the beat down in rounds seven, ten, and eleven, nearly securing a knockout on multiple occasions. Haney displayed incredible resilience but couldn’t match Garcia’s aggression, the judges’ final scores were 115-109, 114-110, and 112-112, declaring Garcia the victor by majority decision. Although this is Haney’s first professional defeat, he will undoubtedly analyze and come back stronger. Speculation abounds about a potential rematch, a fight that would generate intense interest and huge pay-per-view numbers.

    Ahead of his big fight Ryan Garcia also dropped “Blessed, Highly Favored” on April 19th, with Fooly Faime and Gaiinz.

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    Queen Suigeneris
    Queen Suigeneris
    Based in Philadelphia, Queen Suigeneris is the Lead Writer for HipHopUntapped. She enjoys reading, poetry, and fashion.

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