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Sources – Ryan Garcia misses weight, has deal to fight Haney



Sources - Ryan Garcia misses weight, has deal to fight Haney

NEW YORK — Ryan Garcia weighed 143.2 kilos Friday, 3.2 kilos over the 140-pound restrict for his struggle in opposition to Devin Haney, and afterward did not try to lose the extraneous weight, sources advised ESPN.

As a substitute, Garcia instantly requested to chop a deal for the struggle to proceed Saturday at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, sources stated, and there’s a signed settlement.

Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) will forfeit upward of $600,000 of his purse to Haney, sources stated, however he is not going to need to step on the dimensions Saturday as is customary when fighters miss weight.

Garcia, 25, additionally will not be eligible to win Haney’s WBC junior welterweight title. If Haney loses — he is a -900 favourite at ESPN BET — the title will change into vacant.

At Thursday’s information convention, and all through the lead-up to the bout, Haney stated Garcia would miss weight. Garcia’s December win over Oscar Duarte, an eighth-round knockout, was contested at 143 kilos after it was initially scheduled to happen at 140.

Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) requested Garcia to pay him $500,000 per pound Thursday if he missed weight. A Golden Boy Promotions assertion stated Garcia will “honor the handshake made on the last press convention yesterday.”

The bout can be Haney’s second struggle at 140 kilos. The previous undisputed light-weight champion moved as much as junior welterweight in December and shut out Regis Prograis to win the title.

Garcia’s social media posts, lots of which spun conspiracy theories, have overshadowed a struggle between two of the game’s prime stars and led to questions on how significantly Garcia skilled for the bout in Dallas beneath the steerage of Derrick James.

“Folks have a tough time wrapping that round their head {that a} publish takes 10 seconds,” Garcia advised ESPN final week. “… I by no means actually recorded the movies. Individuals are recording me. I simply press publish. I imply, individuals are type of hilarious. They count on me to coach 24/7, 365, however that is unattainable. I imply, it isn’t unattainable, however I positively will not do it. It is only a steadiness, man.”

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