Haney Eyes Davis, Lopez, And Matias After Garcia

After he has faced Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney wants Gervonta Davis, Teofimo Lopez and Subriel Matias

The two-weight world champion defends his WBC Junior Welterweight Title against Garcia on April 20. Haney’s last performance was a dominant win over Regis Prograis, winning every round in a one-sided unanimous decision. The Dream aims to secure the biggest fights for the most money. Haney qualified that statement, saying he wanted to become undisputed at 140. He became the youngest-ever undisputed champion of the four-belt era at lightweight, beating George Kambosos Jr. Provided he gets past Garcia, Haney wants the big names. 

“Me and Tank, me and Matias, and me and Teo. I think so [the three fight will happen]. I’m the guy that steps up when nobody wants to. I’m the guy that steps in and saves the day. So, they might need me to save the day and go fight Matias. After this fight, if he wants to explore this fight and he’s with Eddie [Hearn], that fight can be made [with Matias]. 

“If Teo wants it, I’m over here with Top Rank right now. We can make that fight, too. It doesn’t matter. I want to make the biggest fights happen against the best fighters in the world because I truly believe I’m the best. I’m not just talking. I’m not on Twitter just saying this. I’m for real,” Haney stated 

A fight with Tank Davis could only happen at 140. Haney has ruled out a rehydration clause, meaning Davis must move up. Tank faces Frank Martin next, a slick boxer, which is the ideal preparation for taking on Haney. Lopez is also a possible fight. Lopez and Haney could have fought at 135.

However, Lopez lost his unified lightweight titles to Kambosos. Rather than getting a rematch, Lopez moved up to 140. Haney has fought with Top Rank for the two Kambosos fights and the Vasiliy Lomachenko bout. Haney boxes on a fight-by-fight basis, giving him more leverage in negotiations. The Dream could crossover again to make the fight with Lopez. 

Matias fights under Matchroom and DAZN following his recent deal. Haney’s fight with Garcia is also on DAZN, removing any obstacles with promoters and networks. Since Lopez offers the WBO 140-pound belt, while Matias offers the IBF equivalent, Haney has plenty of reasons to make those fights. 


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