In working to decipher the erratic content of Ryan Garcia’s recent social media posts, Bill Haney says the people he trusts most are speculating that it’s an ongoing gag.

“I’m hearing it’s all a publicity stunt,” Haney, the father-trainer-manager of Garcia’s planned April 20 opponent, 140-pound champion Devin Haney, told BoxingScene on Tuesday. 

“If that’s the case, then [Garcia] needs to go into the nuthouse, because that sh*t don’t work.”

Bill Haney witnessed Garcia’s turn last week at their news conference at Hollywood’s Avalon Theater, where Garcia refused to answer when the Haneys, on stage, repeatedly pressed him to answer whether he planned to show up at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for their DAZN pay-per-view bout.

Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) ultimately turned away from Devin Haney following a brief faceoff, then eschewed media obligations after riding a white horse to the news conference and following women carrying hula hoops onto the stage.

Those antics were tame compared to the barrage of social media posts Garcia has submitted since. He has claimed that he lost his phone and that his credit cards have been frozen, assuring that at least he’s “alive,” posting his deep adoration of a woman and then alluding in a written post to being assaulted as a child.

The volatility has caused fight fans and others to speculate that Garcia will ultimately withdraw from his WBC title fight against Haney. Garcia has yet to win one of the four major belts.

His trainer, Derrick James, manager Guadalupe Valencia and promoter Oscar De La Hoya did not immediately respond to messages and attempts to reach them from BoxingScene on Tuesday.

“Don’t tell me you ain’t tuned in,” Bill Haney said of Garcia's drama. “[Fans are] watching this like a mother******.”

Haney told Ma$e and Cam’ron on the “It Is What It Is” podcast that he believes Garcia is “using as much mental warfare as he can. … I’d be lying if I said he wasn’t irritating us.”

On Tuesday, Haney told Boxing Scene, “He’s not a TikToker or a marketing genius, but he is a good fighter. And on April 20, the Ryan Garcia show that everyone views as one way now will be changed forever.”

Bill Haney admitted he’s not entirely sure what Garcia will do, or how this unpredictable behavior will play out despite assurances by Garcia’s father, Henry, that his son is “trolling” the Haneys. 

“[Garcia] may wind up as the biggest b*tch in boxing, who missed out on a big pay day,” Bill Haney said. “If you’re trying to get help, there’s medical facilities for that. If he thinks doing this is going to get to us, he belongs in the nuthouse.”