Devin Haney, lightweight champion of the CMB, ensured that the fight between Ryan Garcia and Joseph “JoJo” Diaz It is unprecedented, because the two refused to fight against the monarch.
“Those are mom … because it’s the second or third time you’ve seen this,” he replied in an interview with Fighthype. “I have never seen this in which a boxer decides not to fight in two mandates against the champion and decides to face another mandatory position to fight against the champion.”
Ryan became acting monarch of the CMB on January 2 when he defeated Luke campbell by knockout in the seventh round.
In that bout, the one of Mexican descent was knocked down in the second round, but rallied to extend his undefeated record to 21-0.
The CMB ruled that Haney he was going to defend his championship against the Venezuelan Jorge Linares, while Ryan I was going to fight before Javier Fortuna. The winners of both contests would face off.
Nevertheless, Garcia He withdrew from his confrontation to attend to his mental health, so Jojo was the relay. Diaz defeated by unanimous decision Fortune by cards of 116-111, 117-110 and 115-112.
“Has anyone ever heard of something like this?” Devin. “This is amazing to me and people care about that fight. Those guys shouldn’t be fighting. I said that I would fight with Jojo. I’m telling you that I’m going to fight Jojo and with Ryan Garcia. Do youWhy will they fight? Honestly, I don’t care about that fight. “
Haney’s Future: Garcia? JoJo?
Now the body announced that the fight between Ryan and Jojo the new interim champion will come out, who will have to be seen in the ring with Haney.
However, he now wants to return to the ring in December and is looking to move up to 140 pounds, but will not vacate the championship.
“Something that I will not do is go up to 140 and leave the belt of 135 and I am not going to give it easily,” he said. “These guys expect me to go up to 140 and vacate the belt at 135 to grab it. No, that is not going to happen. I was chatting with Mauricio (Sulaiman) and said yes ”.
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 8, 2021