Devin Haney: “I Will Be At The High Of That Pound For Pound Record”

Posted on 01/24/2022

By: Hans Themistode

Devin Haney has all the time had excessive expectations for himself.

As an beginner, Haney was lauded for his slick boxing expertise which led to nationwide acclaim and a 138-8 document. Haney’s skilled profession to this point, has continued to go the best way he anticipated. Having gained the vacant WBC interim 135 pound title in 2019, earlier than being subsequently elevated to full belt holder shortly after, Haney is satisfied that his star will solely proceed to rise.

Not solely does Haney imagine that his general talent set will make him a must-see fighter however together with his degree of competitors at the moment rising, he suspects that it’ll solely assist him in the long term.

Following back-to-back wins over former champions Yuriorkis Gamboa and Jorge Linares, Haney snagged essentially the most spectacular victory of his profession in opposition to Joseph Diaz. The 2 formally clashed on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 4th.

Although Diaz had his moments, Haney used his general boxing potential to win a reasonably extensive unanimous resolution. On the age of 23, whereas Haney is proud to be thought of among the finest younger fighters on the planet. Nonetheless, he believes its solely a matter of time earlier than the phrase younger is eliminated altogether.

“I do know that I’m a be there someday however we simply taking it combat by combat,” stated Haney to a bunch reporters. “We simply going to maintain including guys to the resume and earlier than you understand it, I might be on the high of that pound for pound listing.”

An achievement that can go a good distance in direction of Haney reaching his pound-for-pound targets, can be an undisputed showdown in opposition to unified champion George Kambosos Jr.

The Australian native vehemently and defiantly walked into the yard of former unified champion Teofimo Lopez in New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard and proceeded to outwork and outbox his man. Consequently, Kambosos Jr. pulled off arguably the largest upset of the 12 months.

Since being topped a world champion this previous November, Haney has urged the brand new titlist to face him subsequent. In an effort to extend the probability that he’s chosen subsequent, Haney has not solely revealed that he can be prepared to journey to Australia however he has additionally not too long ago acquired his first COVID-19 vaccine shot. He has additionally promised to take the second dose as soon as their contest turns into official, one thing that’s mandated earlier than coming into Australia.

Ought to their contest develop into a actuality and Haney efficiently turns into an undisputed light-weight champion, his pound-for-pound desires may quickly be realized.

Greater than something, Haney not solely craves worldwide recognition as the most effective fighter on the planet however every time the pugilistic sport is introduced up in dialog, he needs his identify to be talked about first.

“I really feel like I might be America’s man for the face of boxing.”

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