Devin Haney is undisputed in one of the sport’s most exciting divisions at just 24-years-old.
‘The Dream’ – fighting out of Las Vegas – decisioned Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jorge Linares and Joseph Diaz to set himself up for a fight against recently crowned unified champion, George Kambosos Jr, back in June of 2022.
Haney outclassed Kambosos in Australia to become undisputed and then again in the rematch, completing 24 rounds of boxing that landed him with the four belts every 135 pounder has his eyes on.
His second defence of his status as champion wasn’t as smooth, with Vasiliy Lomachenko rolling back the years to put in a performance many in the sport felt should have seen his hand raised.
Haney won on the cards, and looks set to move on. Where next is the question, with plenty of fans believing all of his past talk of being tight at the weight will finally force him to vacate and move up.
Speaking to The Danza Project, Haney did confirm winning all the belts at super-lightweight was in his plans.
“For sure, I definitely want to be two-time undisputed.”
For that to happen currently, Haney would have to make four fights. The champions in the 140lbs division are the WBO’s Teofimo Lopez, IBF’s Subriel Matias, WBA’s Rolando Romero and WBC’s Regis Prograis.
Of course, some unifications could be set up soon to shave off Haney’s fight tally on his road to two-time undisputed.
After all, it could be a goal set into the future rather than right now. In the same interview, he confirmed that he hadn’t made his mind up about the weight just yet, and could very well be defending his own lightweight belts next.
“That’s one thing I don’t know. I haven’t made my mind up yet. Right now I’ve just been relaxing, just decompressing. I had a hard fight, a hard training camp. I just gotta see.
I’m open to fighting at 135 again, I’m open to fighting at 140 – it all just gotta make sense for me. I don’t mean just money, it’s got to make sense for my career, my deal structure. Right now I’m a free agent, I don’t have no ties to no network, no promoter, no nothing.
It can go any way. Whatever way I really want it to go, it can go.”
Should he stay at lightweight, two-division champion Shakur Stevenson is looking for a shot. The 26-year-old from Newark recently revealed that he wasn’t happy with Haney’s first offer of 25% of the purse.