Bill Haney might have other plans for his son, Devin Haney.
Bill, Devin’s trainer and father, said that Devin doesn’t have a mandatory due and that he can fight whoever he wants. The undisputed lightweight champion has reportedly been in talks to fight former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, but that might not be the case anymore.
“You the baddest motherf–er at 135 outside of Devin, right?” Haney said on a talk with YouTuber H Money.
Stevenson: “No, I’m the baddest mother f–er at 135 in general.”
Bill: “We’re right here. If you want to jump the line in front of Lomachenko because as you said, you are the baddest mother f–er. We got all the belts. He [Devin Haney] has the crown. He is the King. You the baddest mother f–er, but he’s the King.
“So if the baddest mother f–er say, ‘Lomachenko, move out of the way.’ So how do you think we’re going to stop you from moving up the line?
Stevenson: “Let’s do that. If that’s the case, let’s do that.”
Stevenson was ordered to fight Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz last month by the WBC. It’s unclear if they have been under negotiations.
The former super featherweight champion recently moved up to the 135-pound division after being forced to relinquish his two titles in September for missing weight in his title defense against Robson Conceicao.
Stevenson announced after missing weight that it would be his last fight at super featherweight. He won by unanimous decision.
Haney is coming off of back-to-back unanimous decision wins over George Kambosos Jr in Australia. The 24-year-old unified the titles with his WBA strap.
He got a shot at Kambosos over Lomachenko because the latter chose to stay in his home country of Ukraine and defend it against Russia.
Haney appeared beside Lomachenko after his close win against Jamaine Ortiz in October. The champion said then that he wasn’t impressed, but still wanted to get the fight on.