The news arrives as Haney prepares to face Regis Prograis at 140 for his WBC belt. The ‘Dream’ was in possession of the WBA, WBO and IBF belts after having recently become undisputed. As for the WBC title, it had been picked up by Shakur Stevenson after he beat Edwin De Los Santos to win the vacant belt as Haney was stripped for moving up to 140. But now that the belts are vacant, Davis will become the beneficiary.
‼️ Gervonta Davis now looks set to become the WBA lightweight world champion and a legitimate two-weight world champion as he will likely be upgraded from WBA ‘regular’ belt holder after Devin Haney vacated all of his lightweight world titles.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 30, 2023
Davis is the current WBA ‘regular’ champion, which will result in the organization elevating him to the status of a full champion. That would make Davis a two-weight world champion following his accomplishments at super-featherweight. Such a move may pave the way for Davis to take on Stevenson in a unification, given that both boxers would have a belt. As for the IBF belt, there is a possibility that George Kambosos Jr. and Vasiliy Lomachenko fight for it. Either way, Davis could have a big fight coming up.
So is Tank gonna be called an email champ or does that only apply when it’s Haney ????
— Robert Aryee (@RobertAryee4) November 30, 2023
Tank vs Shakur: WBC and WBA unification 🔥
— Lewis Su Boxing (@Lewissu123) November 30, 2023
The new e-mail champ
— V-Eye-Count (@Viscount_) November 30, 2023