Devin Haney has been speaking about his boxing contemporaries ahead of his upcoming fight on December 9.
He is to face off with Regis Prograis at the Chase Center, San Francisco as he attempts to add the WBC World Super Light title to his record and become a two-division champion.
Until vacating recently, the American was the undisputed 135 champion having unified all belts against George Kambosos Jr.
After an immediate return in which he defended the titles successfully, he went on to a points win over Vasily Lomachenko in May of this year and stake a claim as one of the sport’s current pound for pound greats. That was to be his last fight at 135, at least for now.
Meanwhile, Prograis beat Jose Zepeda to claim the WBC 140 title and then defended it against Danielito Zorrilla back in June. He now puts it on the line against Haney in an intriguing fight this weekend.
Speaking to DAZN, Haney was asked to rank some of his potential future opponents. When it came to his rival and knockout artist Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, he didn’t hesitate – “All time great.”
When asked about Shakur Stevenson – who recently won the vacated WBC 135 belt – Haney ranked him as ‘good’ for what he’s done so far. He also reserved a spot in that category for Prograis.
Davis is still riding high off a big stoppage win over Ryan Garcia on pay per view back in April, and has also beaten the likes of Leo Santa Cruz and Mario Barrios.
He is the current WBA Regular Lightweight Champion, and may just be elevated to Super status when Haney vacates the rest of his belts. However, ‘Tank’ said he didn’t want to become a title holder that way in a since deleted social media post.
A fight between the pair would represent one of the best in boxing right now as both men are right in their prime. The weight remains a sticking point, with Haney intent on not moving back down and ‘Tank’ having plenty of unfinished business at 135.
He has, though, performed at 140 before and is expected to do so again. Fans will hope Haney is there waiting.