Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney was met with concern from his fans after looking extremely lean and thin in the face on the scales this week.
This has led to many supporters calling for Haney to move up to super-lightweight, to protect his health, as well as his unbeaten record.
Despite looking slim on the scales, Haney put in a near-perfect performance in Australia, for the second time this year as he made his first defence of his undisputed status, beating George Kambosos by unanimous decision once again.
One of the biggest stars of the lightweight division was Ryan Garcia before he moved up to 140lb and Haney could decide to follow suit.
During Saturday’s post-fight press conference, posted by FightHype.com, Haney responded to those suggesting a move up by the telling media that he felt comfortable in the ring, even if the weight cut was admittedly tough.
“We got to go back and talk to my team, talk to my Dad, talk to Bob Arum and see what’s next, but I felt good in there, 135lb is not easy for me to make.
It takes a lot of sacrifice and discipline, but yeah I want to go back and talk with my team. There’s a lot of big fights at 135lb, a lot of big money at 135lb, so we will see what is next, but it is likely for me to stay.”
The lightweight division is perhaps the most stacked with superstars in all of boxing and as the man holding all the belts it’s hard to see anything other than mega-fights in 2023 for the young American – if he does decide to remain at the weight that is.