Focused And Powerful: Ryan Garcia Gears Up For Haney Showdown

Ryan Garcia looks powerful and is locked in training for his fight against WBC light welterweight champion Devin Haney on April 20th on DAZN PPV.

Garcia has the bit between his teeth and is ready to dethrone Haney in the San Francisco, California native’s first defense of his WBC 140-lb strap.

Rejuvenated and Ready 

The 25-year-old Ryan (24-1, 20 KOs) has a rejuvenated appearance, bouncing back from the dark clouds that had circled overhead from the last couple of weeks and is now his old self, training hard for his clash against the unbeaten Haney (31-0, 15 KOs).

From watching Ryan sitting down on his power shots on the bag, you can sense some anger and spite in his punches, showing that he plans on making it an easy night against the 25-year-old fragile-chinned Haney in their headliner at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Fans fail to see that Haney has never fought a puncher like Ryan during his eight-year professional career. The closest Haney, a junior middleweight in reality, has come to face a guy with power was his recent clash against Regis Prograis on December 9th last year, but as most people know, he’s on the steep decline of his career at 35 years old.

Helwani Weighs In

“Two young guys showing what it should be, giving fans what they want in Brooklyn,” said Ariel Helwani to Fighthype channel, talking about the Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney fight on April 20th on DAZN PPV.

“Obviously, people are questioning where Ryan is right now. That just adds to the intrigue. I hope he’s taking this seriously, and I think he will take it seriously. I can’t wait to see how this plays out on the 20th.”

Helwani is right about more intrigue for the Haney-Garcia fight now, with fans “questioning” if Ryan is locked in mentally for this fight. Many think Ryan is slacking off, smoking, drinking, and enjoying his huge $20 million+ fortune, as anyone would if they were sitting on top of a goldmine like that.

“He’s a showman; he’s an entertainer. He was talking about some of that stuff,” said Helwani when asked about the reports of Ryan smoking & drinking. “I just hope for his sake he’s taking it seriously. I know he’s got good people around him.

Will Garcia’s Preparation Pay Off?

“I hope he does that because if he’s not, it’s going to be a quick night. Devin Haney is just too good. Look what he did to Regis Prograis. That was a masterclass. You can’t take your foot off the gas with Devin. He’s a pro and one of the best at 140,” said Ariel.

It won’t be good for Ryan if he’s not taking this fight with Devin seriously because this guy is too talented and huge for the 140-lb division for him to be going through the motions in training camp.

We’re talking about Ryan taking on a 165 to 170-lb fighter, and for him to defeat a guy that size, he will need to follow the blueprint Vasily Lomachenko created to defeat Haney. If Ryan follows the Loma plan, he’ll dominate and likely stop Haney.

“This would not be a smart move if he’s not taking it seriously. Hopefully, that’s just for the cameras, the Internet, for social media,” said Helwani.

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