Devin Haney is open to the idea of moving back down to lightweight in order to target the biggest fights.
Haney became the youngest undisputed champion of the four-belt era when he defeated George Kambosos Jr. Thereafter, two title defenses followed, first against the Australian and then Vasiliy Lomachenko. Following those successful defences, Haney moved up to junior welterweight to target Regis Prograis’ WBC belt. However, the ‘Dream’ has left the door open for a return to the lightweight division for the right fights.
“We gotta see. There’s a lot of big fights at 135, big fights at 140, we’ll see what makes the most sense. It’s no secret what he’s gonna bring to the table but we don’t know what I’m gonna bring to the table,” Haney stated
This naturally begs the question: Who could Haney face? Well, Haney has currently been made the ‘champion in recess’ by the WBC at 135 pounds. That has left the possibility of facing either Shakur Stevenson or Frank De La Santos as the latter duo face off on November 16th, 2023.
Meanwhile, a fight against Gervonta Davis could present itself if both sides can manage to agree on who is the A-side. After all, Haney’s belts would have to be given weight against Davis’ commercial value. So, provided that Haney beats Prograis, the American has plenty of options moving forward.
Social Media Response
If he returns he needs to run it back with LOMA, because he lost the fight.
— KNev (@KNev11) October 9, 2023
Don't weight drain yourself 😂
— How_Solo_ (@how_solo_1044) October 9, 2023
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— Jordan4Hunnid__ (@mr_freshprincee) October 9, 2023