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Garcia vs Haney LIVE: Latest fight updates and results as King Ryan wins majority decision

Ryan Garcia dropped Devin Haney three times en route to a decision win in Brooklyn

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Sunday 21 April 2024 13:24 BST
Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney shake hands after 'religion' dispute

Ryan Garcia shocked the boxing world by scoring a majority-decision win over Devin Haney on Saturday, dropping the super-lightweight champion four times en route to victory.

Garcia was ineligible to win the WBC belt after missing weight by three pounds on Saturday, and fans had expressed concern for the 25-year-old’s mental health due to his recent behaviour online, but “King Ryan” triumphed in stunning fashion in Brooklyn.

The American hurt his compatriot in the first minute of the fight, landing a clean left hook, and that signature punch caused Haney trouble throughout the bout, putting the “Dream” down in rounds seven and 11. Between those knockdowns, Garcia dropped Haney, 25, with a right hand in round 10, and those moments were enough to seal the victory.

Garcia was far from flawless, however, suffering a point deduction for punching on the break in round seven, and repeatedly turning his back on Haney as the fight progressed. Haney, in typical fashion, also controlled stretches of the bout with his jab, but Garcia’s moments of brilliance were enough to see him win 114-110 and 115-109 on two scorecards, while the other read 112-112.

Re-live updates and results from Haney vs Garcia and the undercard, below.


Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE

Round four

Again Garcia lands a short, cutting right cross. Haney with a nice right cross of his own, then a step-in jab.

More and more grappling with each round.

Haney lands a decent left hook – a long one. Garcia retaliates with a hard right hand. More clinching.

Haney appears to jab to the thigh of Garcia! He has Garcia going backwards and skipping sideways. Garcia is biting hard on Haney’s feints, too.

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 05:34

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE

Round three

Another chopping right from Garcia, and Haney fires back with an overhand right. More rights from both men, before they clinch.

They separate, and Garcia loads up on a left hook again – and misses, again. Haney with a one-two then a jab. Tidy work.

Garcia backs up the champion but eats a left hook! That has Garcia stumbling off balance!! He grimaces and bashes his gloves together...

Haney slows the pace with some jabs.

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 05:29

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE

Round two

Haney with an aggressive start to this round, jabbing to the head then hooking to the body. A right cross is just out of range for Haney, but his follow-up jab reddens Garcia’s nose...

Garcia tries to retaliate with a left hook but misses wildly. A right cross lands for Haney this time, but Garcia is unfazed and lands a short, chopping right of his own.

Haney with a big right hand now. Garcia waits and waits before finally letting his hands go with some uppercuts, but he’s warned for holding Haney’s head.

Good jabs from Haney. Another missed hook by Garcia on his left side.

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 05:26

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE

Round one

HERE WE GO! The crowd reaches a fever pitch as the first bell sounds. Both men stand orthodox. Garcia presses forward early.

OH!!!!! He hurts Haney with a left hook!! Haney is wobbling, retreating and covering up!

He weathers the storm and looks to arrest some momentum, but he’s grazed by another hook!

Garcia attacks the body with hooks now! Haney fires back with a jab, now a left hook. Another jab – this is what he needs.

Wow.... Huge first round for Garcia.

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 05:18

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE

Garcia is making his ring walk! He’s wearing a diamond crown that is believed to be worth $1m.

Backstage, moments ago, he said: “I’m willing to kill this man, if I have to – with all due respect. This is the one fight I’m really willing to die for.”

A reminder that Garcia, 25, is ineligible to win the WBC super-lightweight title tonight, having missed weight by three pounds yesterday. That failed weigh-in also cost the American $1.5m, per a bet that he made with Haney.

Speaking of Haney, here comes the champion, also 25. This is the American’s second bout at super-lightweight, after he dethroned Regis Prograis in December – having vacated the undisputed lightweight belts.

Another reminder: Haney and Garcia fought each other six times as amateurs, winning three bouts each.

As a pro, Haney is unbeaten, while Garcia has one loss to his name.

(Getty Images for Empire State Re)
Alex Pattle21 April 2024 05:05

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE

Read our preview of tonight’s main event, right here:

On both sides of the ropes, Ryan Garcia faces the hardest fight of his life

Comment: The 25-year-old’s erratic behaviour has raised fears for his wellbeing as he prepares to fight a pound-for-pound star in Devin Haney

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 05:01

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE

The main event is up next. Ring walks are just moments away.

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 04:48

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE: Arnold Barboza Jr vs Sean McComb

Arnold Barboza Jr def. Sean McComb via split decision (92-98, 96-94, 97-93)

That is a robbery, and I don’t ever use that word lightly.

McComb is in shock. Barboza looks surprised, too.

The crowd has gone quiet... until Barboza says he thinks he did enough to win; now the crowd boos!

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 04:47

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE: Arnold Barboza Jr vs Sean McComb

Round nine

Penultimate frame. McComb snaps back Barboza’s head with a counter straight.

Barboza lunges in to land a left hand, and he does pull it off – but only while taking a shot himself.

Round 10

Final round! Another upset is on the cards here tonight. Barboza tries to press forward, but he’s still struggling with the range and stance of McComb.

We’ll go to the judges’ scorecards...

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 04:39

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia LIVE: Arnold Barboza Jr vs Sean McComb

Round seven

McComb is really building up a head of steam here. Barboza looks a little weary and unsure how to get back on top here.

He skips to his right then towards McComb, who catches him out with a timely jab.

Round eight

McComb with an odd, curved right hook to the mid-section of Barboza, who fires back with a pair of body hooks himself.

An inventive combination follows from Barboza, but the execution is admittedly laboured.

Better work from Barboza now, as he goes from the body to the head and tags McComb hard.

Alex Pattle21 April 2024 04:31

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