The bout had been talked about for some time ever since Haney moved up to 140 in order to fight for Prograis’ WBC belt. Discussions had been taking place for a bout in October. While Prograis signed his end of the deal, the same was not the case for Haney. This led to question marks over whether or not Haney would go through with the fight. So much so that Prograis was considering other options, including a fight against Adrien Broner. But now that Hearn has revealed the positive news, fans could finally see Haney’s first fight at junior welterweight.
“Regis against Haney. That’ll be the 2nd or 9th of December, probably or November, the week before,” Hearn.
The news will also likely result in Haney staying at 140 and rule out a move back down to 135. The ‘Dream’ is a champion in recess for the WBC belt at 135. But if Haney does not drop back down, then bouts against Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis will most likely only occur if either of the fighters do move up. But before Haney can even consider those fights, he must get through Prograis. And there is no getting away from that.