BROOKLYN, N.Y. (April 3, 2024) – Golden Boy has assembled a loaded lineup for the televised Haney vs. Garcia PPV undercard with boxing’s rising world title contenders. The main event features a bad-blood rivalry between undefeated, former undisputed lightweight champion and current WBC Super Lightweight Champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) who will defend his title against international PPV star and world title contender “King” Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs). The 12-round fight is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Haney Promotions, KingRy Promotions, and Matchroom Boxing. The mega-event will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 20, exclusively live worldwide on DAZN PPV.

In chief support undefeated, top 8 super lightweight world title contender Arnold Barboza Jr. (29-0, 11 KOs) of El Monte, Calif. will fight for the WBO Intercontinental Title against Belfast, Ireland’s Sean “The Public Nuisance” McComb (18-1, 5 KOs). Barboza Jr. is coming off of an eighth-round knockout victory last January 2024 against Xolisani Ndongeni. The 10-round super lightweight fight will be the U.S. debut of the “Public Nuisance” who was last seen securing his WBO European Super Lightweight Title. 

“Every training session and every trial and tribulation has paved the path for this moment,” said Arnold Barboza Jr. “I train like the challenger that I am but I fight like the Champion that I will become. Tune in April 20th on DAZN.” 

“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time, and now it’s here, I plan to grab it with both hands.” said Sean McComb. “Arnold is a great fighter – but so am I. It’s going to be a great fight. Thanks to Golden boy and my manager Lee Eaton for making it happen. April 20th I promise you’ll see the upset!” 

Also on the DAZN PPV telecast, Bektemir “Bek” Melikuziev (13-1, 10 KOs) of Sholmbek, Uzbekistan will defend his WBA Intercontinental Super Middleweight Title in a 10-round fight against Pierre Dibombe (22-0-1, 12 KOs) of Nantes, France. Melikuziev destroyed Alantez Fox via stoppage last October, and is ranked the No.10 super middleweight in the world on ESPN’s divisional rankings

In a fight for the WBA Interim Super Flyweight World Championship, John “Scrappy” Ramirez (13-0, 9 KOs) will challenge Cartago, Costa Rica’s David “Medallita” Jimenez (15-1, 11 KOs). Ramirez is walking into the 12-round combat with confidence after demolishing Ronal Batista last October 2023. Despite an unconventional start in boxing, the undefeated Scrappy Ramirez has had a successful cruise to the top of the rankings defeating top title contenders. 

Opening the DAZN PPV, former Team USA member and No.1-WBC ranked Charles “Bad News” Conwell (18-0, 13 KOs) will make his Golden Boy debut after being formally signed this past February. He will battle it out against Nathaniel Gallimore (22-7-1, 17 KOs) of Des Plaines, Illinois in a 10-round super welterweight contest. The undefeated “Bad News” has held several regional titles since his debut in professional boxing in 2017, including the IBF USBA title and the WBC USNBC title.

This blockbuster night of boxing will be available worldwide on DAZN PPV. For more info please visit www.dazn.com

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