Haney Ready To Hang Around At 135 lbs For Tank Davis And More
Devin Haney has admitted that his days as a 135-pounder may be coming to an end as he prepares to face Vasiliy Lomachenko on May 20th, 2023.
The American is already a big lightweight, as shown by Lomachenko previously referring to Haney as a ‘heavyweight.’
And since Haney’s deal with Top Rank concludes with Lomachenko, there is an argument that the former may move up.
After all, he visibly looked drained during his fights with George Kambosos Jr.
And yet, Haney recognized that he might be willing to stay around for the right fight, with Gervonta Davis and Shakur Stevenson being some of the names mentioned.
“The only way I’m going to stay at 135 is because of guys like Stevenson, or guys like Tank. I don’t plan to be here much longer.
“This has been my first weight class. I’ve been at 135 since I was 16 years old, My body has been maturing. I’ve been saying this for a long time,” Haney
The news may come as a surprise, given what Haney has achieved. Becoming undisputed and then defending the titles showed that he had nothing else to prove.
So if a fight with Tank Davis or Stevenson were to emerge, then a fight later down the line could equally make sense at 140 lbs. Time will tell.