Josh Taylor mentions his favorite for the fight between Devin Haney and Ryan García: “He’s more complete” – La Opinion

Josh Taylor mentions his favorite for the fight between Devin Haney and Ryan García: “He’s more complete” – La Opinion

Josh Taylor, former undisputed super lightweight champion, mentioned that Devin Haney He is his favorite to win the fight on April 20 against Ryan García for the World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title because he is a more complete fighter.

In an interview with Boxing News, Taylor explained that Garcia has great speed in his hands, but in his opinion Haney He has better boxing skills, he can read his opponents very well and it’s much smarter.

“I think they are two good fighters. Garcia has hand speed, not the best boxing IQ, but he’s fast and he has good timing with that left hook and he’s fast. I just think Devin Haney He has better boxing skills and is more complete, he can move, defend or attack also and he is very intelligent,” he said.

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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.

“His vision is excellent, his field of vision is excellent and he can read an opponent very well, he is very good at reading an opponent and reading a fight, so I’m going to go with Devin Haney on this one“he added.

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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Ryan García will face Devin Haney with the aim of becoming world champion of the division for the first time. Photo Courtesy: Golden Boy Promotions.

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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· Former world champion chooses his favorite between Devin Haney and Ryan García: “He’s going to beat him up”
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· Chris Algieri says Devin Haney fight is stylistically bad for Ryan Garcia

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