Devin Haney Wants Regis Prograis At 140 – Says Eddie Hearn

Devin Haney is targeting a fight with Regis Prograis at 140 lbs for the WBC title, according to Eddie Hearn.

Speculation has been mounting over whether or not Haney will remain at 135 lbs after his unanimous-decision win over Vasiliy Lomachenko.

The victory was the second defense of his undisputed titles at a time when there have been question marks over whether he can make the weight cut.

Prograis could prove a suitable option at super lightweight. He is the current holder of the WBC title, which would provide Haney with an immediate pathway to the division’s most significant fights.

And by the looks of it, Haney is on board. Eddie Hearn confirmed as much.

“He called me he the other night. We had a great conversation. He wants to fight Regis Prograis. It’s a tremendous fight. He wants to move up to 140. He wants a belt.

“I said to him he’s got to be a little bit careful because part of his value right now is that he’s Undisputed so when he moves up a division that’s the risk that he’s taking from there. 

“But he has identified Regis Prograis as the fight that he wants. I think it’s an unbelievable fight. Regis loves the fight. Obviously he’s got [Danielito] Zorrilla first on June 17.

“He’s got to smash him to pieces, and he’s got to shout out Devin Haney. We’ve got to get them guys together. We’ve got to get the right number for both guys and I believe we can make that happen,” Hearn

If those comments are taken to be true, then a super fight with Shakur Stevenson or Gervonta Davis appears to be out of the question for now.

So if the belts did end up being vacated Haney might have to counter accusations that he ducked the division’s finest.

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