Devin Haney’s fight night weight for his Regis Prograis win has shocked fans, further highlighting the struggles that must have been faced when making the 135lbs limit.
After winning and twice defending the undisputed lightweight title, Devin Haney made the move up to super-lightweight and became a two-division champion with a dominating win over Regis Prograis last weekend.
Haney whitewashed Prograis with a unanimous 120-107 decision on all three scorecards, and a knockdown in round three added to a stellar display from the 25-year-old.
The decision was motivated by legacy, but more so the fact that for some time at lightweight he looked extremely tight on the scales.
At 140lbs, Haney looked more comfortable on weight-in day, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t still make a substantial cut.
The California State Athletic Commission’s records show that Haney gained an astonishing twenty-five pounds (18% body weight) overnight ahead of his clash with Prograis, stepping through the ropes at an incredible 165lbs, almost nine pounds heavier than his opponent.
From CSAC, #HaneyPrograis Event Weights:
165.0 Haney (up 25lbs from Weigh In Weight)
156.8 Prograis (up 17.8lbs from Weigh In Weight)
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— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) December 13, 2023
By comparison, Prograis, who has been making 140lbs throughout his eleven-year career, put on just 17.8lbs between the weigh-in and the fight, which was the second highest gain on the card.
On seeing the numbers, fans on social media immediately wondered how the young star ever boiled down to 135, and also said that a move to welterweight was nailed on. Some even said that it’s unlikely Haney stops there, and may have 154lbs in his sights in the future.
It’s opened up a conversation about fight weights, and some discussed the recent rehydration clause in the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia fight. Garcia was allowed to put on no more than 10lbs over the 136lbs catchweight on the day of the fight.