DEVIN HANEY and Ryan Garcia have agreed a mega-fight deal – in what will be the SEVENTH bout between them.
The amateur rivals boxed each other six times in the unpaid ranks and turned professional level at 3-3.
XRyan Garcia and Devin Haney boxed each other six times in the amateurs[/caption]
And according to ESPN, they have finalised terms to renew their rivalry on April 20 in Las Vegas.
Haney formerly held the undisputed lightweight titles at 135lb before making his move to super-lightweight.
And he won his first piece of gold at 140lb in December by beating Regis Prograis, 35, over 12 dominant rounds.
Haney, 25, is set to put his title on the line against Garcia, also 25, who will challenge for his first world honour.
Garcia – who has over 10MILLION Instagram followers – fought twice last year.
In April, he was stopped in seven rounds by long-time rival Gervonta Davis, 29, in a blockbuster believed to have sold 1.2m pay-per-views.
Garcia bounced back from his first loss by taking out Oscar Duarte, 28, in eight rounds of his comeback bout.
He called out former sparring rival and WBA champion Rolando Romero after the win.
But as talks stalled, Garcia turned his attention to Haney until linking up with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
Garcia admitted Mayweather convinced him to instead target Romero again, sparking confusion among the camps.
But Romero, 29, instead signed to face Isaac Cruz, 25, on March March 30 to kick off Amazon’s Prime’s debut in PPV boxing.
So Garcia went full circle and negotiations were again picked up with Haney – with an announcement now imminent.
GettyGarcia is set to have his fight with Haney confirmed[/caption]
EPAHaney will defend his title against Garcia[/caption]