(Video) Ryan Garcia walks up to Devin Haney, gets physical

The Super Bowl halftime spectacle took an unexpected turn as boxing icons Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney found themselves entangled in a public altercation.

The skirmish ignited with fiery verbal exchanges between the two boxers, each asserting their supremacy and boldly claiming victory in a hypothetical face-off. The tension escalated when Ryan Garcia physically pushed Devin Haney, eliciting a swift response from Haney.

Fortunately, the intervention of their respective teammates diffused the situation and prevented any further escalation. The incident unfolded against the backdrop of mounting speculation regarding a potential matchup later in the year.

As per an ESPN report, negotiations have been underway for a high-stakes bout scheduled for April 20 in Las Vegas. Devin Haney will be putting his WBC super lightweight title on the line. BoxRec has also updated its database, confirming the Garcia vs. Haney clash on the proposed date.

Examining their professional trajectories reveals a stark contrast in achievements. Devin Haney boasts two world titles across different weight classes, underscoring his dominance. In contrast, Ryan Garcia’s accolades include an interim strap.

Odds Shark paints Haney as a commanding -450 favorite, with Garcia positioned as a +320 underdog.

Garcia is renowned for his explosive speed and power, while Haney is highly praised for his strategies and unmatched combat sports intelligence.

In a recent interview with Jake Paul, Devin Haney expressed confidence in his ability to outshine Ryan Garcia. While acknowledging Garcia’s improvement since their amateur days, Haney firmly believes the gap is significant enough to secure a decisive victory.

He stated: “In the amateurs we were like very competitive. We would go back and forth, but now I don’t feel it would be a close fight.”

“In the amateurs, we were very competitive, but now I don’t feel it would be a close fight.”

Haney’s unblemished professional record stands at 31-0, featuring victories over formidable opponents such as Vasyl Lomachenko, Regis Prograis, and George Kambosos Jr.

On the other hand, Garcia hasa a record of 24-1. He rebounded from his sole loss with a convincing eight-round KO against Oscar Duarte Jurado in December.