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.
Devin Haney weighed in at 165lbs on fight night for his win vs Regis Prograis, according to the California Commission, after successfully making the 140lbs super-lightweight limit at the weigh-in the day before. Prograis weighed 156.8lbs on fight night.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 13, 2023
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.
Devin Haney Is A Weight Bully.
— Sherwynne Pienaar (@spvninety8) December 13, 2023
yeah that tank fight never happening his team gonna want Dev to fight @ 135 then weigh 130 by fight night lmao
— Crowe (@Croweskiii) December 13, 2023
He was 9lbs heavier than Regis on fight night . I wouldn’t consider that weight bullying
— em (@em02791087) December 13, 2023