The former undisputed lightweight champion, Devin Haney, has declared that he is prepared to do whatever it takes to continue his run of blockbuster bouts.
Haney earned the respect of the boxing community when he twice travelled to Australia to challenge for and then defend the four lightweight belts against George Kambosos Jr at such a young age.
‘The Dream’ won via wide unanimous-decisions against the Aussie twice before taking on pound-for-pound superstar, Vasily Lomachenko, in Las Vegas, where he grinded out a much tougher-fought and controversial decision.
Now, Haney is aiming to taking things one step further, moving up to super-lightweight and beginning life at 140lbs against the division’s WBC champion, Regis Prograis.
However, that challenge has not stopped talk of potential fights between the youngster and some of the other poster boys of the 135 scene, in Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Shakur Stevenson.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Haney confirmed that he is happy to face ‘Tank’ when the timing is right and that he is willing to sacrifice in order to make the all-American clash happen.
“I think so [that’s the biggest fight in boxing].”
“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make the biggest fights happen, I’ve proven that, I’ve signed with other networks and promoters to make the fights happen.
So, we’ve just got to see what type of position I am in, if and when they are ready to offer the fight [with Gervonta Davis], sometimes I could do that, other times I couldn’t do that.”
Davis has 27 knockouts from 29 wins, and is coming off the back of career-best victory over Ryan Garcia.
First, Haney will attempt to become a two-division world champion against Prograis, headlining a card that takes place on December 9 and is available to watch live on DAZN PPV in the US and as a part of the regular subscription for UK viewers.