Haney’s 165-Pound Rehydration Draws Cheating Accusations from Tank Davis After Prograis Fight

Devin Haney rehydrated to 165 pounds for his fight against Regis Prograis, which drew mass criticism from Gervonta Davis.

The ‘Dream’ debuted as a junior welterweight against one of the most dangerous fighters in the division. Before their fight, Prograis had 24 KOs out of his 29 wins. This included five stoppages on the bounce. Haney moved up from 135 pounds after he became undisputed and then defended his title. He could no longer make the weight since he was a big lightweight. But in the Prograis fight, Haney repeatedly hurt his opponent, dropping him in the third round. A big part of that had been Haney’s weight on fight night, which went up to super middleweight. 

The weight is significant as it gives an insight into Haney’s next steps. A move up to 147 and even 154 is possible since Haney’s frame allows him to put on that weight and maintain his speed and power. It also rules out the possibility of Haney facing Gervonta Davis at 135 or beyond since ‘Tank’ uses rehydration clauses in his fights against bigger boxers. A ten-pound rehydration clause was put in for his fight with Ryan Garcia. Haney has already ruled that out for a Davis fight, leaving him looking ahead at 140 and beyond. Davis responded to the 165-pound rehydration by accusing Haney of cheating.

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