It’s widespread, regular even, for fighters to take a couple of delicate touches of their respective careers. Preventing killers with no breaks in between isn’t unusual. Though it’s commonplace observe, Devin Haney isn’t a fan.
“I don’t take tune-ups,” stated the previous undisputed light-weight champ on his social media account.
It took loads for Haney to get the fights he wished. Earlier than pilfering each world title at 135 kilos, the 24-year-old begged and pleaded with the remainder of the light-weight division to present him an opportunity. Nobody, by and huge, gave him what he was in search of.
After asking properly, Haney realized that he needed to turn out to be obtrusive. He continued to maintain the strain on by trying spectacular, finally forcing his means into the title image. As soon as he arrived on that stage, the Las Vegas resident fought the perfect of the perfect. That pattern will now proceed.
On December ninth, on the Chase Heart in San Francisco, Haney will formally abandon his undisputed throne and transfer up in weight when he takes on present WBC tremendous light-weight titlist, Regis Prograis.
Information of Haney combating Prograis wasn’t a shock. Truly, it was the worst-kept secret in boxing. Not solely as a result of Haney has focused Prograis for a number of months now, but additionally as a result of beating him would make him a two-division champion and solidify him as probably the greatest fighters round.
Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) notices every little thing, together with the tenuous combat schedules that his friends are placing collectively. In the mean time, the person nicknamed “The Dream,” believes that nobody can come near the extent of opposition he’s confronted this 12 months.
Only a few brief months in the past, Haney performed boxing’s model of chess with Vasiliy Lomachenko. The ultimate end result was on the contentious facet however Haney managed to eke out a call.
In his opinion, followers must take a step again and try the entire image. Two ring appearances in opposition to fighters who’re on the high or close to the highest of their video games? That merely doesn’t occur typically.
“Loma and Regis in the identical 12 months. These guys not doing that.”