Devin Haney’s Father Believes Son Is Gervonta Davis’ Kryptonite
Devin Haney has some backing from his father when it comes to a potential showdown with Gervonta Davis.
Haney is the WBC Lightweight Champion, while Davis holds the WBA (Regular) gold. Both men have title defenses set. Haney will defend his 135-pound gold against Yuriorkis Gamboa on November 7. Davis is set to take on Leo Santa Cruz where he’ll also be going after the WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight gold.
Haney’s father, Bill, spoke to Fight Hype and shared his belief that Haney has what it takes to hand Davis his first pro boxing defeat (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“Devin is the direct nemesis to what Tank is. Devin is the kryptonite to Tank, pure boxer, tall, long…it’s everything that Floyd did with every southpaw he faced, made it look easy.
“You fight the shoulders. You make ‘em do one or the other. Tank wants to do them both and we’re only gonna let you do one thing…what a typical fighter does is, and when a fighter like Tank makes it look easy, is when the fighter sits right in front of them. So a fighter like Lomachenko, a fighter like Devin, they attack on angles. So they’re biting you on that side or biting you on that side, but they’re never coming in where you can use both hands to fight them.
“Tank is a great fighter…and with him and Devin you have the biggest event in boxing, you have the biggest turnout. You’ll have everybody come out for that…we look forward to putting on a show with Tank after we get past Gamboa.”
Haney is also undefeated with a record of 24-0. Davis has amassed a record of 23-0. Haney has 15 knockout wins, while Davis has only gone the distance once. If both men take care of business in their next bouts, it’ll be interesting to see if they’ll be matched up.