Devin Haney: Me And Gervonta Davis Is The Biggest Fight In Boxing
Haney is preparing to take on Regis Prograis for his WBC belt at 140 after vacating his belts at 135. A win makes Haney a two-weight world champion following his undisputed accomplishments at lightweight. That would set up a unification against Rolando Romero, Subriel Matias, or Teofimo Lopez. However, Haney has indicated that he is willing to return to 135 to face Tank Davis for the biggest fight.
Haney On Davis
“Tank Davis. I think that’s the biggest fight in boxing, to be real. You know, we all know what kinda draw he is. You know, we know what kinda draw I’m becoming. And I think it’s a huge fight,’ Haney said
Nevertheless, a fight at 135 would be difficult. Davis has shown a tendency to put in rehydration clauses against bigger fighters. That was shown in the fight against Ryan Garcia as the boxer admitted the ten-pound rehydration clause hampered him. However, Haney, the junior welterweight, refused to agree to such terms. The Dream’s struggles to make 135 pounds were noticeable when he fought George Kambosos Jr. for the undisputed lightweight title. The boxer looked extremely lean on the scales, showing just how much the weight cut had impacted him. Therefore, outside of Davis, Haney was open to facing Romero at 140.
“We know Rolly, but I don’t know where Rolly been at. I ain’t seen Rolly lately. But that’s another fight to be made in the 140 [division]. But like I said, I gotta get past Regis Prograis and then we go from there. But I wanna make the biggest fights happen, the biggest money fights happen,” Haney stated
But before that can happen, Haney has to get through Regis. The question heading into the fight is whether Haney will be able to handle Prograis’ power. Moving up to 140 against the biggest puncher is not going to be easy. In his 30 fights, Prograis has stopped 24 of his opponents. A key weapon in achieving that has been his left hand. So will Haney trade with Prograis or simply stay out of range and pick him off with his jab? Well, according to Prograis’ coach, Evins Tobler, he expects Haney to run around the ring which is why it is vital that Regis cuts the ring off.
“We knew this was going to be a track meet type of thing. We already know Devin Haney is going to put his wheels on, and we’ve prepared physically to maintain that throughout the entire fight. 24 knockouts. That’s it right there…Regis has worked his a** off for months and months not to come here and lay the f*** down like they think. They think it’s going to be an easy fight for Devin Haney. He’s going to tuck his tail and run, and that’s what I figure. The boxing coaches have done their job to prepare him to cut off the ring. His [Prograis] legs are good. He’s never had a problem with his legs,” Tobler stated
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