Devin Haney’s future opponent, WBC junior welterweight champion, Regis Prograis (29 – 1, 24 KO) is claiming that he has heard rumors about Haney (30 – 0, 15 KO), paying off officials in Mexico to scrub a loss from his early professional record.
The outlandish claim was not supported by any evidence, nor were any names specifically mentioned by Prograis.
Prograis followed his claims with a declaration as they build up to their fight on December 9, 2023.
“I will not only beat him, but I will beat him up. I will hurt this kid,” said Prograis about Haney. There’s nothing he can do that’s going to stop me from dominating. It’s going to be a massacre. Again, I will hurt him.”
Haney, who fought ten of his first fifteen fights in Tijuana, Mexico, didn’t seem too concerned by the claims.
“Only a d****** would believe some (stuff) like that… this info is coming from Rolly that should tell you enough,” said Haney.
Haney will make his debut in the junior welterweight division during this matchup, as Prograis will attempt to defend his WBC junior middleweight title for the second time.