Devin Haney (30 – 0, 15 KO), the former undisputed lightweight champion of the world, who is scheduled to face Regis Prograis (29 – 1, 24 KO) for his WBC junior welterweight title on December 9, 2023, believes that he can play a part in the biggest fights that boxing has to offer.
“I’m willing to do what it takes to make the biggest fights happen. I’ve proven that. I’ve signed with other networks and promoters to make the fights happen,” Haney shared.
Haney’s claim was in response to being asked specifically if he would sign with Mayweather Promotions and PBC to set up a fight with Gervonta Davis (29 – 0, 27 KO). For fans interested in this potential bout, this was a welcome response, especially when you consider last week’s uninspiring comments from Mayweather Promotions’ CEO, Leonard Ellerbe.
“These fights (Shakur and Haney), I think they will happen in time and I’m not going to put a timeframe, this is just my opinion,” shared Ellerbe.
The lack of outward enthusiasm is not uncommon in the sport of boxing, especially when you consider that Haney has a championship fight this December and rumors have been heating up between Tank Davis and Teofimo Lopez (19 – 1, 13 KO) for a potential bout.
We’re not expected to get clarity on a Haney vs Davis bout anytime soon, although Haney’s willingness to talk about the potential bout is encouraging.