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Devin Haney might stay at 135 lbs to fight Gervonta Davis or Shakur Stevenson

The most important fight in Devin Haney's career will take place in a few weeks when he defends his undisputed lightweight title against former three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko.

The event is held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 20.

Some people think that regardless of the outcome of the fight, Haney's career at 135 pounds would likely come to an end. A switch to junior welterweight is said to be highly likely.

But should he triumph later this month, Haney still has some significant matches at 135 to look forward to.

Haney acknowledges that the "only way he stays at 135" is for a fight with "Shakur Stevenson" or "Gervonta 'Tank' Davis."

"That depends on how it goes on May 20, first coming out of the fight successfully and then we'll go from there. But the only way I'm going to stay at 135 is because of guys like Stevenson, or guys like Tank," Haney told ESPN Deportes.

"I don't plan to be here much longer. This has been my first weight class. I've been at 135 since I was 16 years old, My body has been maturing. I've been saying this for a long time.

"I have the best team in boxing. I have a great nutritionist, I'm going through all the steps to do it successfully, but you never know what happens in the ring. I feel good, I feel healthy, I feel strong."

Last year, Haney, at 24 years old, defeated George Kambosos in a decisive decision match to unify all four divisional belts. A few months later, in a scheduled rematch, he outboxed Kambosos once more.


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