Since retiring in 2017, Floyd Mayweather has become a mentor for many young fighters. Outside of his clients in Mayweather Promotions, Floyd (50-0) has been giving advice any way he can. Recently, he decided to work with a rising star in boxing.
At 21, Devin Haney has been groomed to be boxing’s future. Already the WBC Lightweight Champion, Haney (24-0) has been patient in his progress and is poised in his demeanor. Mayweather has taken notice and invited “The Dream” to work in his private gym.
While you were sleeping, Devin Haney was putting in work with Floyd Mayweather 💪
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) May 19, 2020
Haney made his professional debut in 2015. He won the USBA Lightweight Title in his 19th fight and the IBF North American Lightweight Title right after. Inside Madison Square Garden in September he beat Zaur Abdullaev for the interim WBC Lightweight TItle. Promoted to undisputed champion, he beat Alfredo Santiago in November to retain it.
Sidelined by a shoulder injury after, Haney was named “champion in recess” by the WBC before later being reinstated. He has been eyeing bouts with the likes of Vasiliy Lomachenko and another young fighter in Ryan Garcia.
Following the death of his uncle and former trainer Roger, Floyd has expressed interest in actually training younger fighters. He gave pointers to his son, while was also shown giving advice and praise to Errol Spence Jr.
Interested in his ability, is Devin Haney the next big project for Mayweather?