Ryan Garcia scores 3 knockdowns in wild upset of Devin Haney

NEW YORK – Ryan Garcia’s fitness to fight was questioned ahead of Saturday night’s fight with Devin Haney, a turbulent promotion highlighted by Garcia’s erratic comments.

Garcia was a big underdog and was virtually ruled out of contention on Saturday night. His blinding, powerful left hook turned the tide as Garcia scored three knockdowns to pull off the upset via majority decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

One judge scored the fight 112-112, but was overruled by scores of 114-110 and 115-109 for Garcia.

However, Garcia was ineligible to win Haney’s WBC junior welterweight title after weighing in at 143.2 pounds for Friday’s 140-pound bout. The title now falls vacant.

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