Devin Haney Not Expecting An Easy Fight Against Yuriorkis Gamboa

Devin Haney doesn’t anticipate a cakewalk when he meets Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Haney is set to put his WBC Lightweight Championship on the line against Gamboa on November 7. Haney vs. Gamboa is being promoted by Matchroom Boxing USA. It’ll air live on the sports streaming service, DAZN.

Ring Magazine spoke to Haney ahead of the title fight. The 135-pound champion made it clear that he isn’t looking at Gamboa as a pushover.

“He’s a dangerous guy. People shouldn’t look past Gamboa. I’m not. I’m healed and 100-percent and I feel great. Seeing how strong I am, I feel like haven’t lost anything. Gamboa is a tough guy, and lot of people don’t understand that. He took Tank Davis 12 rounds and the guy was in that fight for 12 rounds (in Dec. 2019), before he tore his Achilles.”

Haney’s pro boxing record currently stands at 24-0. He’s scored 15 knockout victories along the way. Haney hasn’t competed since November 9, 2019. He defeated Alfredo Santiago via unanimous decision to retain his WBC gold. Haney suffered a microscopic tear in his right labrum during this fight and underwent surgery.

Gamboa fought for the WBA (Regular) Lightweight Title in his last fight. He ended up falling short against Gervonta Davis, suffering a TKO loss in the 12th round. It was the third defeat in Gamboa’s pro boxing career.

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