Haney Eyeing Keith Thurman Following Fight Vs. Prograis

Bill Haney wants his son, Devin Haney, to face Keith Thurman following the Regis Prograis fight at welterweight. 

Haney is currently in camp to take on the WBC junior welterweight champion on December 9th, 2023, with the aim of becoming a two-weight world champion. The move up from 135 was seen as a natural consequence of Haney struggling to make the lightweight limit, with Prograis being singled out as the perfect opponent. The latter has 24 knockouts in 30 fights, posing a serious test of Haney’s credentials. But if the ‘Dream’ does come out victorious, Thurman could be next.

“If he wins, he has the opportunity to knock on the door of the 147-lb division. If Mr., what’s his name ain’t talking right and just sending them goons and goblins in December like it’s Halloween. Let’s save boxing one fight at a time. It was cooling off, and Devin decided he might put his pinkie toe in and see what it is against a hell of a competitor, a hell of a champion, a future Hall of Famer in Keith Thurman. Some people would say that’s a mountain too tall to climb. I reserve the right to invite Mr. Thurman out to watch on December 9th. With no disrespect to Mr. Thurman, who is a future Hall of Famer and wonderful talent,” Bill Haney said

Outside of Thurman, Haney does have options at 140. Fights against Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia could be made. Meanwhile, other fights at 147 could play out in the event that Terence Crawford vacates his belts following his win over Errol Spence Jr and their impending rematch. But before that can happen, Haney must overcome Prograis. 

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