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Devin Haney Eyes Potential Showdown with Gervonta Davis




Newly crowned WBC super lightweight champion Devin Haney expressed his desire for a highly anticipated bout against Gervonta Davis, considering it the biggest fight in boxing. However, Haney is skeptical about the likelihood of the match materializing due to Davis' apparent reluctance and disparaging comments.


While discussing potential opponents during his post-fight press conference, Haney acknowledged the possibility of a lucrative encounter with Ryan Garcia but conveyed pessimism about facing Davis. Haney criticized Davis for undermining the potential bout, stating,


"Tank don't wanna fight because if he really wanted to fight, then he would be trying to build up the fight, instead of trying to knock it down or say I'm only selling because of this or because of that."

Haney emphasized that Davis' negative approach contradicts the spirit of making the fight a significant event for boxing. Despite Davis' success in his seventh-round knockout of Garcia, Haney believes Davis has not taken the necessary steps to promote a potential showdown between them.


Davis' recent bout against Garcia reportedly became the most financially successful event of 2023 in the United States, drawing around 1.2 million Pay-Per-View buys and generating an estimated $22.8 million in ticket sales. In contrast, Haney's victory over Prograis showcased his drawing power, attracting a crowd of over 16,000 to Chase Center.


Bill Haney, Devin's father and trainer, addressed the ongoing narrative created by Davis and his team, urging fans not to be misled. He emphasized Devin's representation of boxing culture and what the sport should stand for, challenging the narratives created by Davis and his team.


A potential matchup between Haney and Davis faces a weight hurdle, requiring Davis to compete above the lightweight limit of 135 pounds. Haney, formerly the undisputed lightweight champion, moved up to the super lightweight division, relinquishing his lightweight titles due to the physical challenge of meeting the lightweight limit.

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