Haney Won’t Sign With PBC To Make The Tank Davis Fight

April 10, 2024
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Haney Won't Sign With PBC To Make The Tank Davis Fight

Devin Haney will not sign with PBC to make the Gervonta Davis fight, as the fighter will remain a free agent.

That is according to his father, Bill Haney. The Dream is preparing to face Ryan Garcia on April 20 to defend his WBC Junior Middleweight Belt. If Haney comes out victorious, he has indicated his intent to remain at 140 and become undisputed. That puts Haney in the conversation for the biggest fights, with Gervonta Davis being mentioned.

While Tank fights at 135, Haney has expressed his desire to make that fight. For it to happen, Davis must move up to 140 and face The Dream without a rehydration clause. Davis’ camp repeatedly said Tank is a 135-pound fighter and the A-side, meaning he calls the shots.

That has created the perception that Haney might have to sign with PBC to make the bout. Terence Crawford had to cross the street to finally get the Errol Spence Jr. fight. However, Bill Haney has no intention of doing so. Bill mentioned how Ryan Garcia made the Tank Davis fight without signing with PBC.

Haney Reacts

“If that was the only way the fight could happen, and you can see the fighter we’re fighting [Ryan Garcia] right now fought under Golden Boy fought a fight with them [PBC against Tank Davis]. So that kills that narrative. If Oscar [De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions] is the guy that you prefer to work with.

“Remember, there’s an opportunity for somebody to be the liaison to making the thing happen if we can’t. So, if the fight is on the table and they prefer to go through Oscar and they prefer to introduce us to Oscar, then what can we say? You don’t think Oscar would want to make the fight happen between Devin and Tank? We’ve been a free agent, and that hasn’t helped,” Bill Haney said 

Davis will likely face Frank Martin next on June 22, a slick southpaw boxer who is undefeated. Martin’s style is the perfect fight to prepare Davis for a potential fight with Haney. Davis has repeatedly stated that he wants all the smoke, including Haney. Provided Haney and Davis continue winning, fans could see that bout.

Saudi Arabia has expressed its desire to hold that fight. The Kingdom has shown it is willing to put the money up to make the biggest fights. They have put on Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou. They have also scheduled Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk and Dmitry Bivol vs Artur Beterbiev. Turki Alalshikh is also on record, saying he wants Davis vs. Haney in 2024.

“I want him [Gervonta Davis], and I send a message now to Al Haymon – let’s do the job, brother. I want to see Haney in my country. [And] I will try to do it in 2024,” Turki Alalshikh said


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