Fight between Devin Haney and Ryan García will take place at the Barclays Center in New York – La Opinion

Fight between Devin Haney and Ryan García will take place at the Barclays Center in New York – La Opinion

Óscar de la Hoya, promoter of Golden Boy Promotions, announced through his social networks that the fight between Devin Haney and Ryan García for the super lightweight title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

A few days ago it was also known that Next week there will be a tour to promote the fight. Press conferences will be held at the Palladium Times Square in New York on February 27 and at the Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 29.

“Believe me when I tell you that They don’t want to miss these press conferences. “I have a surprise for New York during the press conference… a new teammate,” Ryan García wrote on his X account.

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Ryan García will face Devin Haney with the aim of becoming world champion of the division for the first time. Photo: Ringo HW Chiu/AP.

It should be noted that the last time the Barclays Center in New York hosted a boxing event It was in October 2022 when Deontay Wilder knocked out Robert Helenius in the first round. The fight will air on DAZN and will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing.

According to boxing experts and betting houses, Devin Haney He is the favorite to win, but they also do not completely rule out that Ryan García could surprise. this duel It will mark the first defense of the American’s belt since he took it from Regis Prograis in December and became the champion of two divisions, while King Ry will have the opportunity to be crowned world champion after debuting with a knockout victory over Óscar Duarte in his debut in the category.

Furthermore, the combat would break a years-long rivalry between young boxers They have already faced each other six times as amateurs with three wins for each side. It should be noted that Ryan García and Devin Haney confirmed their confrontation after the Californian ruled it out after seeking a fight with Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, super lightweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), who put him aside and opted for arranging a fight with Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz.

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Devin Haney wants to take advantage of his favoritism against Ryan García to establish himself as a boxing star. Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP.

Devin Haney, also 24 years old, became the undisputed 135-pound champion and decided to move up to 140 pounds to add a new belt against Regis Prograis last December. The American He has an undefeated record of 31 victories, 15 of them by knockout.

For his part, Ryan García, 24, moved up to 140 pounds after his first loss in the sport and He made his successful debut in the new category after knocking out Óscar Duarte to try to be crowned world champion. The Mexican-American boxer has a record of 24 wins (20 by knockout) and one setback in his professional career.

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