WBC allows Devin Haney to keep his belt after being defeated by Ryan García – La Opinion

WBC allows Devin Haney to keep his belt after being defeated by Ryan García – La Opinion

Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), allowed Devin Haney will retain the organization’s belt at 140 pounds even though he was defeated by Ryan García by majority decision of the judges on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in New York.

In a publication on his official account on He will remain the WBC super lightweight champion.

“Congratulations to Ryan Garcia for defying all odds and winning a great fight. Congratulations to Devin Haney for showing the enormous heart and class he has. As in Corrales vs. Castle 2, with the challenger not making weight, Haney remains WBC champion“wrote the organization’s boss.

Even though Devin Haney was the favorite in the betting houses, Ryan García He gave the surprise by knocking down The Dream three times during the fight and taking the biggest victory of his career. on the cards by majority decision of the judges (112-112, 114-110 and 115-109).

Since King Ry arrived three pounds overweight and had to pay $1.5 million dollars after a bet he made with his American rival, the World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight belt was not at stake, but The American still remains the champion even though he was defeated and asked for revenge.

Since the fight between Devin Haney and Ryan García was announced, everything was very controversial. The Californian He had erratic behavior in press conferences and on social networks where he admitted that he smoked marijuana and drank alcohol. Everyone thought that King Ry’s mental health was bad, but apparently it was all trolling and The Dream fell into his rival’s game.

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Ryan García knocked down Devin Haney three times with his left hook and took the biggest victory of his career. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

Both boxers They have a great rivalry since they were amateurs and where they faced each other six times with three victories for each side. Now as professionals, García broke the tie and handed Haney the first loss of his career.

Devin Haney, 24, became the 140-pound champion by defeating Regis Prograis last December and lost his undefeated record to King Ry in his second appearance in the division. The American He has a record of 31 victories, 15 of them by knockout, and one defeat.

For his part, Ryan García, 24, He debuted successfully in the new category after knocking out Óscar Duarte and now he shocked the world by defeating the WBC champion. The Mexican-American boxer has a record of 25 wins (20 by knockout) and one setback in his professional career.

Keep reading:
· Óscar de la Hoya says that Ryan García showed that he is the face of boxing: “He surprised the world”
· Ryan García defeats Devin Haney after knocking him down three times in the surprise of the year
· Ryan García now fails to make the weight and must pay $1.5 million dollars to Devin Haney

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