Haney Tells Davis To Reach Out If He Wants The Fight

January 21, 2024
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Haney Tells Davis To Reach Out If He Wants The Fight

Devin Haney has become increasingly frustrated by the verbal shots between him and Gervonta Davis as speculation over a fight continues.

Haney and Davis could face each other at 140. The Dream’s team indicated their desire following the Regis Prograis fight. Several problems emerged with question marks over who was the A-side in the fight. Davis’ team suggested Haney only sold 50,000 PPVs for the Progais fight, unlike Davis’ last fight with Ryan Garcia, which did over 1.2 million PPV buys.

But Haney is a two-division champion with the WBC belt, so The Dream naturally saw that as leverage. The weight class is also an issue as Davis fights at 135, unlike Haney, who campaigns at 140. For the Prograis fight, Haney rehydrated at 165 pounds on the night.

This is despite the fact he weighed 140 pounds during the weigh-in. Since Davis often imposes rehydration clauses on bigger fighters, this could become an issue, as Haney has ruled out doing such a thing. With so many issues that still need resolving before a fight can be made, Haney called on Davis to contact his team.

Haney Tells Davis To Reach Out If He Wants The Fight
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Haney On Davis

“He said we don’t know how to get in contact with him, well have your people reach out Gervonta,” Haney said 

Davis’ return is expected soon following his release from prison for violating the terms of his house arrest over a hit-and-run incident. Reports indicate he is in the running to headline the first event featuring PBC and Amazon Prime Video.

It is not clear if this will be on PPV or who Davis will face. But if he desires to face Haney, he must get accustomed to the 140-pound division. Davis has fought at the weight class, stopping Mario Barrios. The major stumbling block with that win was a rehydration clause imposed on Barrios.

But there are fights available at 140 for Davis. He has the Ryan Garcia and Rolando Romero rematches. Both those fights would sell, with those opponents having a score to settle since Davis knocked them out. Garcia and Romero felt they were not at their best at 135 pounds, meaning a rematch at 140 would settle any doubt. The most likely rematch is the Garcia one, which sold over 1.2 million PPVs.

Garcia On Davis

“I want to get my rematch at the right weight. He knows it wasn’t who I really was, I’m way better than that, and I’m better than him. I don’t care if he beat me. I’m better than him. Give me my rematch, and I’ll beat him.

“If I’ve got to go through a Teofimo Lopez or a Devin Haney to get that, then I’m going to do it. That loss [to Gervonta Davis] woke something else up, and it’s the worst thing that could happen to all the other opponents that I lost. That’s the worst thing that could happen, and I’m telling you, I’m coming back,” Garcia stated 

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