Ryan Garcia is apparently very eager to get in the ring with newly anointed two-division champion Devin Haney.

Haney, the former unified lightweight champion, thoroughly dominated 140-pound titlist Regis Prograis Saturday night in San Francisco in what was Haney’s debut at the junior welterweight limit. After 12 rounds, Haney, 25, was awarded every single round on each scorecard (120-107 three times) to win a unanimous decision.

The 25-year-old Garcia, who is coming off an eighth-round stoppage of Oscar Duarte last week, has had his quarrels with Haney over the years, but the native of Victorville, California, admitted that Haney looked impressive against Prograis. At the same time, Garcia suggested that Haney’s technical savvy left a lot to be desired on the entertainment end.

In any case, in a series of comments posted on his social media, Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) stressed that he and Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) will fight sometime in 2024.

“This was Devin at his finest but his finest is something that can put people to sleep that is watching,” Garcia wrote in a post on X. “I know what he’s missing. He can have it one day but he don’t have it right now. Make your assumptions[.] I can’t wait to get it active with him!!!! #HaneyPrograis

“Haney is Good no doubt but I know him all to[o] well and I will beat him,” Garcia wrote in another post. “Good stuff tonight congrats but this year we are going to run it!!!”

“One thing is certain in my eyes is that Haney and I will fight in 2024,” Garcia continued. “You can hold me to it unless it’s not in God’s will.”

Garcia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy, echoed his client in a post on X.

“I’m going to push for @RyanGarcia vs @Realdevinhaney let’s go!!!!” De La Hoya wrote.

Immediately after his win over Duarte, Garcia called out WBA 140-pound titlist Rolando Romero to a fight. Garcia has suggested that a Romero fight could happen in March followed by a fight with Haney later in the year.

A Haney vs. Garcia fight is at least plausible, on paper, given that both fighters are backed by promoters aligned with the same broadcaster, in this case the streaming platform DAZN. Garcia is backed by Golden Boy, while Haney has a close relationship with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, which promoted Saturday's show in San Francisco.

Sean Nam is the author of Murder on Federal Street: Tyrone Everett, the Black Mafia, and the Last Golden Age of Philadelphia Boxing