Donald Trump didn't attend Ryan Garcia's shocking victory over Devin Haney

Ryan Garcia wins fight against Devin Haney but fails to win title

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Former US president nowhere to be seen at Ryan Garcias fight for WBC title despite boxers claims. — AFP/Files
Former US president nowhere to be seen at Ryan Garcia's fight for WBC title despite boxer's claims. — AFP/Files

American professional boxer Ryan Garcia bagged a shocking victory over Devin Haney on Saturday but the former United States president Donald Trump was nowhere to be seen as previously claimed by the troubled boxer.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, earlier this week, Garcia, 25, tagged Trump, 77, and claimed: "Trump coming to the fight it's lit."

Additionally, he stuck to his claim even when he was later asked by members of the media about his claim. Garcia told the media: "Yeah he is. He's coming. He's right here in Harlem."

Asked if he had spoken to Trump, Garcia replied: "Of course. I know all those guys. I know Bibi Netanyahu (the prime minister of Israel). I know all of them and they know me. I'll show you proof. 

"Everybody thinks I'm lying bro. I'm just a kid from Victorville. They just — they can't stop the vision. The vision's clear."

However, although the Republican presidential candidate had been in New York all week for his hush money criminal trial, there was no sign of Trump at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Garcia also incorrectly claimed that President Joe Biden would be walking out with Haney.

Instead, Trump was forced to cancel his first planned rally since the trial due to a storm in North Carolina on Saturday.

It is unclear if Trump watched Garcia and Haney's World Boxing Championship (WBC) battle.

Garcia knocked Haney down three times and handed the WBC super lightweight champion his first loss, winning the fight but not the title because he was over the weight limit.

Garcia was over three pounds above the 140-pound limit on Friday, but his speed and power was enough to take down Haney in the seventh, 10th and 11th.

Garcia won by scores of 115-109 and 114-110 on two of the judges' cards, while the third had it 112-112.