By: Sean Crose
After a lot hypothesis throughout the boxing world, it’s now official: Devin Haney goes to battle Regis Prograis for Prograis’ WBC junior welterweight crown. It’s a terrific matchup in a division that has hosted such nice fights as Aaron Pryor-Alexis Arguello I and II. Not everyone seems to be pleased with the association, nevertheless, for Prograis-Haney, which can go down December ninth in San Francisco, might be introduced by DAZN as a pay per view occasion. Contemplating the truth that neither Prograis nor Haney are actually certifiable stars, it’s a dangerous endeavor, one which is already getting blowback on social media.
Nonetheless, there’s little question this is without doubt one of the higher fights in a 12 months that’s seen it’s share of massive ones. “It’s been a very long time coming,” stated San Francisco native Haney in a press launch. “It’s been a dream of mine to combat in my hometown. I’m excited for the chance to turn out to be two-division world champion within the metropolis the place it began. The power within the constructing goes to be electrical. I haven’t fought at house since I used to be an novice, so I’m on the lookout for my metropolis to point out up and present out.” Having beforehand conquered the light-weight division is spectacular style, the 30-0 Haney now has his sights on (actually) greater issues.
“On paper it is a powerful combat,” Haney stated, “as a result of it’s my first combat at a heavier weight division. I’m comfy with the plan have. God keen, I’m going to be stronger and quicker than ever. I’m going to dominate him, and the welterweight division might be placed on discover.” The 29-1 Prograis, alternatively, has made it clear he’s prepared to actually show himself this December. “Devin has achieved nicely at 135lbs however I’m the perfect on the earth at 140lbs and I’ll show that when once more!” he stated.
“Since my final combat they talked about Devin’s title and that’s the one particular person I’ve had on my thoughts,” Prograis continued. “I can’t solely beat him, however I’ll beat him up. I’ll damage this child. It’s nothing he can do this’s going to cease me from dominating. It’s going to be a bloodbath. Once more, I’ll damage him.” Whereas there’s little doubt Prograis is greater than able to doing injury to an opponent, Haney possesses an higher degree set of skills. Quick and elusive, he’s not a straightforward out for any fighter. Whether or not or not he’s elusive sufficient for Prograis is what’s going to possible make this upcoming combat fascinating to followers.