Devin Haney has supposedly given up the Ring Magazine title.
The undisputed lightweight champion hit out at the organisation after failing to make its most recent pound-for-pound list.
Haney, 23, is unbeaten in 28 fights and has 15 early finishes. The American is currently preparing for his rematch against George Kambosos Jr.
‘The Dream’ outpointed the Australian in front of a sold-out crowd in Melbourne back in June, outboxing the man who dethroned Teofimo Lopez in spectacular fashion to earn his spot in the history books as the first undisputed lightweight champion in the four-belt era.
The ring magazine could keep their belt… You won’t see me with it before or after this fight! 🤝 https://t.co/88MiGAw0IU
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) August 25, 2022
And ahead of his rematch against Kambosos Jr., which takes place on October 16 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Haney was omitted from the rankings update from the organisation which came in the aftermath of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch victory over Anthony Joshua.
The former undisputed cruiserweight champion, from Ukraine, outpointed Britain’s ‘AJ’ by a split decision last Saturday at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia and is now targeting an all-the-marbles showdown with WBC champion Tyson Fury after picking up ‘The Gypsy King’s’ old Ring belt in the sport’s premier division before calling out the 34-year-old.
Haney continued his rant, stating:
“The youngest undisputed champ of the 4 belt era (and) not even on the pound 4 pound list is crazy, especially when guys who don’t even hold the ring magazine belt currently made the list (get the fuck outta here).”
It would appear that the Magazine, which is said to be owned by Golden Boy Promotions doesn’t particularly hold Haney — who inked a deal with Top Rank in order to get the first fight with Kambosos Jr. for the battle of lightweight supremacy — in as high esteem as the fighter himself would hope.