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Junkie Drawer: Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia set for NYC; Juan Estrada, Bam Rodriguez in talks

Devin Haney is now scheduled to defend his 140-pound title against Ryan Garcia on April 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, promoter Oscar De La Hoya said.

The high-profile matchup, announced on Feb. 9, had been expected to take place in Las Vegas.

Two news conferences to promote the event reportedly our set for Feb. 27 and 29 Palladium Times Square in New York and Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, respectively. The events will be open to the public.

The fight will be available on pay-per-view.

Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) won his belt by shutting out Regis Prograis in December. Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) also last fought in December, when he stopped Oscar Duarte in eight rounds.

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Juan Francisco Rodriguez, a 115-pound titleholder, and 112-pound champ Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez reportedly are in talks for a showdown this summer.

“They tell me that things are progressing well for a possible battle between Juan Francisco ‘Gallo’ Estrada and Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez in June-July. [Promoter Eddie Hearn] told us that he would look for (it) for the summer in Phoenix,” ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez said in Spanish on X.

Estrada (44-3, 28 KOs) hasn’t fought since he defeated Roman Gonzalez by a majority decision in their third fight in December 2022.

Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) is coming off a sensational ninth-round knockout of then-unbeaten Sunny Edwards last December. He would be moving up in weight to challenge Estrada but he previously held a 115-pound title.

Story originally appeared on Boxing Junkie