Boxing

Devin Haney on support: “They still don’t want to fight me”


Posted on 10/01/2022

By: Sean Crose

“I used to think it was a belt situation,” undisputed world lightweight champion Devin Haney said in an interview posted by FightHub, “But now that I’ve got everything they still don’t want to fight me.” Haney was referring to his colleagues in and around the light division, where the likes of Lomachenko, Davis and Garcia reside. One person who definitely does NOT want to take on Haney is his October 16 opponent, former lightweight athlete George Kambosos, whom Haney defeated to become the undisputed champion in June of this year. last. With that in mind, most expect Haney to dominate the Kambosos in their rematch like he did in the first fight late last spring.

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“It just proves how much of a threat I really am,” he said of the fact that he has yet to face one of the department’s bigger names — at least not yet. “They are interested in keeping zero,” he said of these possible opponents. “They don’t want to lose.” While it’s an accusation (one this writer isn’t willing to make), that Haney is being completely overpowered by the highly regarded fighters around him, it’s clear that 23-year-old is a very difficult night for anyone he may have to face.

However, Haney is the holder of all major belts at the light level. Anyone who wants to dominate the currently hot division will have to get past the Las Vegas residents first. “In the right time, these fights will happen,” the so-called “Dream” boxer told FightHub. “When they happen, I’ll be ready.” The truth is that one of the big battles Haney wants could come sooner than some think. Bob Arum, a promoter of both Haney and Lomachenko, is said to want the two men to reconcile once Haney presumably overtakes Kambosos and Lomachenko presumably overtakes Jamaine Ortiz when the two fight on October 29.

If hopes for a Haney-Lomachenko fight come to fruition, it is certain that Haney will face the pressure of a high-profile match in the same way he faced facing the Kambosos twice in his native Australia. of man… with an inexplicable determination. That’s what the best boxers do to put their head and shoulders above the rest – they perform well under pressure. “I’ll keep beating whoever they put in front of me,” Haney said matter-of-factly. Anyone who wants to prove Haney wrong will have to do so in the ring.

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