Jeff Mayweather Advises Devin Haney Against A Long Break

Jeff Mayweather has told Devin Haney to avoid taking an extensive break from the sport.

Haney suggested he would take the rest of the year off following his fight with Ryan Garcia. Haney was dropped three times on his way to a majority decision loss. But the fight was declared a no-contest after Garcia tested positive for Ostarine. Garcia received a year ban, although Haney wants the rematch.

Haney failed to proceed with his WBC mandatory Sandor Martin, making him a Champion in Recess for the belt at 140. The fight only received one purse bid from Top Rank at $2.42 million, showing a huge lack of interest. Haney could pursue other fights at 140, including Teofimo Lopez, the WBO Champion, and Liam Paro, the IBF Champion. Alternatively, Haney could wait for the Garcia rematch. Mayweather has called on Haney to stay active.

“He’s in his prime. I don’t think he should take that much time off. I know he’s going to be training and still some kind of shape. Still, two years is a long time. You’re taking two years off only to fight Ryan when there are a lot of people in line waiting to get their chance to fight for a world title. Obviously, it’s going to be in your head [the loss], but it’s going to be more in your head if you take that long just to try and right that wrong that happened to you. That’s a long time,” Mayweather said

 

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