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Report reveals terms of Ryan Garcia’s agreement for missing weight

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Ryan Garcia came in several pounds overweight Friday during the weigh-in for his fight with Devin Haney at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The infraction cost Garcia quite a sum of money.

Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) weighed in 3.2 pounds over the 140-pound threshold a day before his Saturday bout against Haney (31-0, 15 KOs). While the fight is still pushing through, the weigh-in result meant that Garcia would be unable to compete for Haney’s WBC 140-pound belt.

During Thursday’s fight press conference, Garcia bet Haney $500,000 for each pound he’s overweight. Haney even confirmed after the weigh-in that Garcia had “honored the $500k per pound.”

However, Garcia may have gotten a discount from what was supposed to be a $1.5 million penalty. According to veteran boxing reporter Dan Rafael, Garcia agreed to pay $600k plus an additional 2% of Garcia’s PPV upside for coming in overweight.

The two sides reportedly agreed to keep up the appearance that Garcia paid the initially agreed-upon $1.5 million.

Garcia also chugged what appeared to be a beer before stepping on the scales during Friday’s ceremonial weigh-in.

Garcia and Haney have a shared history. The two have faced off six times as USA youth amateur boxers. They split those fights 3-3 with Haney winning the last fight in January 2015.

The failed weigh-in and beer stunt were just the latest in a string of bizarre incidents involving Garcia in recent months.

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