Ryan Garcia scuffles with Devin and Bill Haney hours after world title bout confirmed

It didn’t take long for the build-up to Devin Haney’s WBC super lightweight world title bout against Ryan Garcia to boil over.

The two young boxing stars bumped into each other at Super Bowl Radio Row in Las Vegas on Friday evening and things quickly got heated.

Just hours earlier, it was confirmed Garcia would be challenging Haney for his WBC strap at 140-pounds in Las Vegas on April 20.

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With several months before their meeting, and a long history between the pair, we can expect plenty more fireworks before fight night.

Ryan Garcia scuffles with Devin and Bill Haney

With much of the sporting world’s media attention on Las Vegas ahead of Super Bowl 58 on Sunday, this little incident was always going to get tongues wagging.

Vision emerged on social media on Friday night which showed Haney and Garcia exchanging some heated words at the NFL press event.

A shove from Garcia then got Haney and his significant entourage, which featured his father Bill, hot under the collar.

Some onlookers and security looked to calm the tensions while many had their phones out hoping to catch a viral moment.

Garcia posted two videos to his Instagram, captioned:

Ran up on Devin and he crumbled. STOP LETTING YOUR DAD PIMP YOU! 4-20 it’s go time! See you on the press tour P**sy. Exposed how soft you really are!!! I’m crushing you. Daddy Bill Almost cried. He will cry in the fight.

Part 2 where we get lil bill mad 😭😭 Devin your dad can’t fight for you. HAHAHAHAH that was actually funny. Bill almost had a heart attack. Let the young guns go at it

Take a look at the videos below:

A classic piece of promotion from two young fighters well aware of the power of social media.

For what it’s worth, Haney posted a similar clip, alongside the following:

Don’t turn around & run April 20th! Almost f**ked my easy money up!

When is Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia?

Haney vs. Garcia is on April 20. The Sporting News will provide information on times when available.

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, April 20 TBA TBA
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, April 20 TBA TBA
UK and Ireland Sunday, April 21 TBA TBA
Australia Sunday, April 21 TBA TBA

Did Devin Haney lose to Ryan Garcia as an amateur?

Haney and Garcia have known each other for more than a decade and it’s been reported that they locked horns on six occasions in the amateurs.

In his second outing in the unpaid ranks, Haney allegedly dropped a decision to Garcia. However, “The Dream” would avenge that loss at the U.S. National Junior Championships in 2014, also by decision.

In 2020, Haney told Chris Mannix that Garcia didn’t score any victories over him. “I beat him every time,” he said. “Don’t believe anything he says.”

Devin Haney record, bio 

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: November 17, 1998
  • Height: 5-8
  • Reach: 71 inches
  • Total fights: 31
  • Record: 31-0 with 15 wins via knockout

Ryan Garcia record, bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: August 8, 1998
  • Height: 5-10
  • Reach: 70 inches
  • Total fights: 25
  • Record: 24-1 with 20 wins via knockout

Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia fight card

  • Devin Haney (c) vs. Ryan Garcia for the WBC super lightweight title


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