Image: Haney's Game Plan Blunder Cost Him the Fight

WBC light welterweight champ Devin Haney’s tactical plan cost him the fight against Ryan Garcia cost him the fight last Saturday night in New York.

Boxing expert Chris Algieri thinks that Haney’s ego or his ignoring Ryan (25-1, 20 KOs) might be the reason he selected to attempt and punch with him, tossing jumping left hooks that left him open to being countered by the brief punches that Garcia was tossing.

Algieri feels that Ryan was more powerful for this fight due to the fact that he was available in 3.2 pounds over the limitation at last Friday’s weigh-in, which assisted make the distinction.

He states Ryan appeared like a junior middleweight inside the ring, and his power, speed, and volatility were excessive for Haney.

Haney’s Game Plan Cost Him

“No, it was bad,” stated expert Chris Algieri to Sean Zittel when asked if Haney’s tactical plan was bad. “There was a great deal of left hooks tossed [by Haney]. I saw that in the warmup.

“The guideline is jab with a jabber, don’t hook with a hooker. When I saw him tossing the hooks, and he tossed them all night long, and he really harm Ryan in the 3rd or 4th round. It simply was not a great tactical plan,” stated Algieri.

What Algieri stopped working to keep in mind was the pressure that was placed on Haney to fight in an amusing way. His last PPV against Regis Prograis on DAZN had actually done inadequately, tickets weren’t costing his fight against Ryan, and he’d been slammed by fans on social networks for being an uninteresting fighter without any power.

With all that in mind, Haney chose to punch with Ryan instead of play it safe like he’d done against Prograis, Vasily Lomachenko, and George Kambosos. Hany had no option, and the outcome revealed that he was not geared up to brawl with power punchers like Ryan.

Devin Chose to Brawl

“I stated leading up to this fight that Ryan’s course to success was to attempt and get Haney to trade with him,” Algieri stated. “He didn’t need to get Haney to trade with him. Haney selected to trade with him. I don’t understand if it was ego or blowing or if they undervalued Ryan, however it was the incorrect tactical plan and it revealed,” stated Algieri.

The manner in which Ryan battled, Haney would have a bumpy ride if he’d boxed due to the fact that he’d been caught, and pushed into punching for survival. All the clinching that Haney did offered Ryan a possibility to strike him with brief punches, which’s how he knocked him down in the seventh.

“Haney was boxing excellent in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Ryan constantly blamed his weight for his efficiency in the Tank fight, and it makes me believe that I can think him now,” stated Algieri.

If you compare the pictures of Ryan’s physical look against Tank Davis to his fight with Haney, it’s like 2 various individuals. Ryan looked emaciated and sickly against Tank, whereas, against Haney, he was muscular and strong.

“He gained from that fight to this fight, and stated, ‘Why would I make the weight and be weak?’ Tonight, he revealed excellent grace, volatility, and a gas tank. He put it on late in the fight,” stated Algieri.

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