Ryan Garcia upset Devin Haney via majority decision

Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney squared off inside the boxing ring at the Barclays Center in New York, with the latter going as a huge betting favorite. One of the reasons for the wide betting lines was the questionable behavior of Garcia, many deeming it to be due to intoxication and mental struggles.

Nonetheless, Garcia flipped the script in the fight as he was victorious against Haney, with the scorecards reading 112-112, 114-110, and 115-109. Garcia rocked Haney in the first round of the fight but Haney showed impressive boxing in the next 5 rounds and looked primed for a decisive victory.

However, Garcia brutally dropped Haney in the seventh round but the referee did not stop the fight as Haney hugged it out with his foe. The knockdown turned the tide of the matchup, as Garcia scored knockdowns in rounds 10 and 11. Garcia ended the 12th and final round showboating as he looked assured of his victory.

Before the fight, Ryan Garcia made wild claims of defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. if they fought, and even expressed his belief in conspiracy theories. Even Canelo Alvarez urged Garcia’s friends and family to help the young boxer.

Nonetheless, Garcia made a statement with his victory against Haney, the WBC super lightweight champion. However, as Garcia had missed weight and thus Haney will retain the title, with Garcia paying $600K for the weight miss per Sports Illustrated. Nevertheless, Haney versus Garcia concluded an exciting PPV card as the undercard fighters had notable performances.

Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney undercard result

The first fight of the Ryan Garcia versus Devin Haney undercard ended in the 6th round finish as Nathaniel Gallimore succumbed to Charles Cromwell in the super welterweight matchup. It was followed up by a decision victory for David Jimenez against Johnny Ramirez for the vacant WBA interim super lightweight title.

In the third fight of the PPV, Bektemir Melikuziev defeated Pierre Dibombe by a technical decision in a super middleweight matchup after a ringside doctor stopped the fight due to an accidental head clash that caused bleeding on the heads of the fighters.

In the co-main event of the PPV, Arnold Barboza Jr. eked past with a split decision victory over Sean McComb. Two judges scored the fight 97-93 and 96-94 for Barboza Jr., while the third ringside judge scored it 92-98 for McComb. Despite the controversial result, Barboza did not entertain a rematch.

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