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Campbell Hatton tells Ryan Garcia’s team to take action before Devin Haney fight

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Campbell Hatton has advised Ryan Garcia’s team to act in his best interests ahead of his fight with Devin Haney.

Garcia has faced concerns over his behaviour on social media as he continues preparations to face Haney on April 20.

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Hatton is back in action this weekendCredit: Dave Thompson/Matchroom

The rising star has raised alarm for his antics online including suggestions he was ‘high’ during an interview, as well as making claims he was under attack.

His ex-wife even posted a concerned message on her account, suggesting that herself and his family were worried about his mental health.

Hatton will return to the ring on March 23 in a Central Area title clash against James Flint, as he faces the biggest fight of his own career.

And he believes that his own struggles with pressure to deliver on his father Ricky’s famous name show that Garcia needs his team to help him through the situation.

Hatton told talkSPORT.com: “It is very easy to convince yourself that you are fine. When I was boxing at start I didn’t feel like I was struggling with pressure.

“It is totally different with Ryan, but I didn’t think I was struggling with pressure. And it is only when I look back now I can see how much it was affecting me.”

“Garcia isn’t struggling with pressure but he seems to be going through something.

“If you ask him he will probably say he is fine, I think he needs people around him to act for him. Every time someone boxes they say they are the best, and they are fine.

Garcia has sparked concerns for his mental health

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Garcia has sparked concerns for his mental healthCredit: Getty

“I think he needs people close to him to have a look, he seems like he’s losing it. I think being in the ring is the wrong place to be if you are in that mindset.”

Hatton then suggested that although it could be a publicity stunt, his best interests need to be respected.

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He concluded: “We don’t know, the people close to him will know. It could be a publicity stunt.

“But you have to hope he has people around him that are taking his best interests in and taking action.”

Garcia has previously taken time away from the sport in 2021 to focus on mental health, which lasted around a year.

The fight with Haney in April is still set to go ahead, despite the WBC confirming that they are in talks with the New York Commission regarding the unfolding situation with Garcia.

After defeat to Gervonta Davis in 2023, Garcia is hoping for a big performance and has threatened to sue the organisation if they derail his plans at redemption.

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