'My balls got too heavy' – Ryan Garcia bizarrely celebrates missing ...

20 Apr 2024

Ryan Garcia has taken to social media with some strange posts after missing weight for the Devin Haney fight on Friday.

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The rival American boxing stars were set to clash for Haney's WBC super-lightweight world title, live on talkSPORT on Saturday night, but the belt will now not be on the line for the challenger to win.


Garcia came in overweightCredit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Haney successfully made the 140lbs super-lightweight limit at the official commission weigh-in, which took place behind closed doors on Friday.

Garcia however weighed in 3.2lbs over the limit at 143.2lbs.

Usually when a fighter is slightly overweight, they are given extra time by the commission to make the agreed limit.

However, the New York Commission have on this occasion refused this for Garcia because of how far over 140lbs he was.

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This briefly threw the fight into late chaos, with both camps having to negotiate a deal to allow it to proceed as a non-title bout, which they have now successfully done.

Haney revealed that Garcia had honoured their press conference bet and paid him $500,000 per pound he was overweight - a total of $1.5million.

However, reports have suggested the fighters are only keeping up that appearance as part of the amended contract, and Garcia will actually cough up $600,000, along with 2 per cent of his PPV upside.

Garcia took to social media after the debacle.

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Haney successfully made weight for the Garcia fightCredit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

"Actually 1.5M," he tweeted alongside two crying emojis, "I don’t know. Three pounds is nothing stop crying."

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Garcia then followed up: "I feel great and I got a three pound advantage, let’s gooo hahahahaa. Winners do what they have to do I’m still sharp."


And said: "Why would I force myself to make weight so I can be weak? Nah, I’m here to win. That’s it."

Garcia concluded: "My balls got too heavy, and back gained to much muscle from carrying the promo, and my fingers got stronger from all the tweets damn."

Meanwhile, Haney said: “He’s very unprofessional. I told him yesterday his antics would betray him and this is just the start.”

Gervonta Davis, who knocked out Garcia last year, also gave his thoughts on people's reactions to the situation.

Davis tweeted: "When I fought him we made it cool to go against him crazy. Now everybody's writing him off. Clowns!"

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