Former undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney has revealed the plan for moving up in weight throughout his career and eventually retiring at a much higher weight than the division that he currently holds three belts in.
Haney made the decision to vacate his WBC Lightweight World title and pursue a bout with WBC Super-lightweight Champion, Regis Prograis.
Although the 24-year-old has indicated that his time at 135lbs may not be over, it seems that he is focused on progressing through the weight classes and picking up as many titles as possible throughout his career.
In an interview with The MMA Hour, he told Ariel Helwani that he predicts his career will come to a close in either the super-welterweight or middleweight division, four weight-classes higher than his undisputed title defence against Vasily Lomachenko this year.
Not only that, but he would be open to fighting the man many consider to be the very best in the world on the way.
“[I think that I will end my career at] 154lbs – 160lbs. You never know [I could fight Terence Crawford], that would be crazy.”
Should Haney continue to be successful in each of those weight-classes on the way up to middleweight, he would become just the sixth quintuple champion in history, joining a legendary list that consists of Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
However, before he can get too carried away, he must first remain focused on his upcoming contest against Prograis, where he has the opportunity to become a two-division world champion.
The all-American clash takes place on December 9 in San Francisco, live on DAZN, headlining a card that also features the much-anticipated return of amateur and Olympic phenomenon, Andy Cruz Gomez.