What Is The Target Date For Devin Haney’s Next Fight?

WBC Lightweight Champion Devin Haney has a target date for his next title defense.

Haney hasn’t competed in 2020 but if all goes according to plan, then he won’t be completely inactive this year. That’s because Matchroom Boxing‘s Eddie Hearn wants to get Haney back inside the boxing ring soon. The lightweight titleholder is clamoring to return to action.

During a press release, Hern had the following to say on when fight fans can expect to see Haney back inside the ring.

“Devin has been doing a great job in keeping his profile active during lockdown but now it’s almost time to get busy in the ring,” said Hearn. “November 7 is the targeted date for his return and the two main targets are Gary Russell Jr and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Both are great fights for Devin as he approaches a key stretch in his career to become a standout star.

“Devin is ready to defend his WBC titles against all comers and I can’t wait to see him back in the ring in November.”

Haney last competed back on November 9, 2019. He successfully retained his WBC gold by defeating Alfredo Santiago via unanimous decision. The win improved Haney’s perfect pro boxing record to 24-0.

It’s no secret that Gary Russell Jr. has been trying to get under Haney’s skin. Russell has taken aim at several major names but Haney has been the most responsive to Russell’s bait. Russell is the WBC Featherweight Champion but he’s looking to make the move up in hopes of becoming a two-division champion.

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