Ryan Garcia-Haney Thrown into Chaos: Garcia Overweight, Fight Still On

Ryan Garcia came in way over the weight limit for his much-anticipated fight against Devin Haney. Instead of trying to lose the extra pounds, Garcia negotiated a deal to still fight on Saturday, but with some consequences.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Garcia weighed in at 143.2 pounds, over 3 pounds above the 140-pound limit.
  • He won’t try to lose the weight before the fight.
  • To keep the fight on, Garcia will give up a significant chunk of his purse (over $600,000) to Haney.
  • He won’t be eligible to win Haney’s championship title.

This moment throw of the weight or this battle breaker if you prefer. To that end, Haney’s craftiness stacks the decks in his favor even more.

This difficulty isn’t the first Garcia has had with weight either. He was contacted to fight for a title soon after his last fight that he took at a weight that wasn’t the originally planned one.

The Garcia’s opponent’s camp asks a lot of questions about the conditioning and how much weight he has actually put on just before the showdown.

With all the hootering and the hollering, the show will be displayed somehow (including its tweaking). On Saturday night the boxers fans will be entertained by the fight between Haney and Garcia, but the defeating one won’t be able to win the title.

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