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Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia: Keys to victory for both fighters

Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia: Keys to victory for both fightersEd Mulholland/Matchroom
A huge fight goes down this weekend.

Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia clash this weekend in one of the biggest fights of the year so far. 

The WBC super-lightweight title, held by Haney, will be up for grabs as Garcia looks to become world champion for the first time. 

Here, DAZN looks at the two fighters and what they must do if they’re to claim victory. 

Devin Haney 

Make a fast start 

Once Ryan Garcia felt the power of Gervonta Davis in round two, the fight changed dramatically in the favour of the Baltimore man.  

If Haney can hurt Garcia in the fight’s early stages, then it may make Garcia recall his meeting with ‘Tank’ and make the job harder than it needs to be. 

Avoid the antics of Garcia 

It’s been an unpredictable few months for Garcia with his conduct on social media leading some in the boxing industry to question whether he should fight. 

Could Garcia be doing this to get into Haney’s head? It appears to be a strange approach and Haney must not let it impact his performance. 

Focus on this task 

Haney is one of boxing’s biggest names and he’s constantly linked to some of the grandest fights in boxing. 

If he’s not fully fixed on Garcia this weekend, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll land bouts against the likes of Gervonta Davis, Shakur Stevenson, and Teofimo Lopez. 

Ryan Garcia 

Be patient 

Garcia made a rapid start in the opening couple of sessions against Gervonta Davis, but his recklessness left him open in round two and the fight changed. 

Don’t jump on Haney from the start as he’s a fighter who is hard to catch clean. Feel your way into the fight and wait for opportunities. 

Punch with Haney 

There’s a fair chance that Garcia is the puncher in this fight, especially with his left hook, and with Haney set to be busy, Garcia could meet him head on. 

Haney has been hurt in the past and he struggled with Lomachenko’s pressure at times, Garcia can get close, he might make an impact. 

Concentrate on the fight 

Garcia is a huge social media figure as well as a world class fighter and there’ll be many people watching him this weekend. 

It’s set to be a frantic week in New York with plenty of events to hype the show and Gracia can’t afford to get distracted. 

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