At only 25 years old, Devin Haney already has a boxing career that is worthy of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
In order to become the youngest undisputed lightweight champion in history, “The Dream” defeated George Kambosas Jr. twice. After that, he went on to fight Vasily Lomachenko, the all-time best contender in the pound-for-pound division, in order to keep his belts.
Recently, Haney made the transition to the super lightweight division, where he faced Regis Prograis, who is widely considered to be the finest fighter in the division. They fought for the World Boxing Council title, which ‘The Dream’ ultimately won by unanimous decision in what is widely considered to be the best performance of his whole career.
Currently, Eddie Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Boxing, has expressed his trust in the WBC champion moving up to the welterweight division in order to compete with such notable fighters as Terence Crawford.
Recently, Crawford made history by being the first male boxer to be awarded the undisputed champion in two weight divisions. According to Ring Magazine, Crawford is currently the No. 1 most powerful boxer in the sport of boxing.
Eddie Hearn was questioned as he was being interviewed by fighthype.com about the possibility of Devin Haney moving up to the 147-pound weight class. This is what he said:
“Haney was getting close to 140 pounds, and if you’ve seen the size of Devin, you’ll know that he appeared to be in the heavier weight class than Regis Prograis. As a result, I saw him sparring at 147 pounds without any difficulty. I believe that he is going to be more powerful at that weight, and I also believe that he is going to fight with more force… He is going to be more robust.
He went on to say:
“Once you start moving up to 147, you’re going to be competing against larger guys who are also capable of punching very, very hard. A bout between Haney and Terence Crawford, what a matchup! It’s going to be a major battle.”
Devin Haney welcomes callout from Ryan Garcia following WBC super lightweight title win
Last weekend, Devin Haney defeated Regis Prograis with a performance that was so dominant that he became the new champion of the WBC super lightweight boxing division.
As a result of his outstanding performance against Prograis, “The Dream” was able to extend his record to 31-0. Following the fight, rival boxing superstar Ryan Garcia called him out on X.
“KingRy” wrote the following:
“There is no question that Haney is good, but I am well aware of him, and I will prevail over him. Excellent work tonight, congratulations, but this year we are going to be the ones to run it!
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Garcia’s callout was brought to the attention of ‘The Dream’ during the press conference that he had after the fight. In response, Devin Haney said:
“There is a chance with that. That’s a monumental battle. I have been calling Ryan out for years now, so it is encouraging to learn that he is now interested in engaging in a fight. It’s a shame that it came after he had already suffered a loss. However, the event was merely a matter of time. It appears like he is finally ready to confront me. At the end of the day, however, it is still a great battle. The best fights are the ones I want to make.”