Devin Haney is a professional boxer, who held the WBC lightweight title since 2019. He is currently ranked as the world’s 4th best lightweight boxer by The Ring magazine and BoxRec. Haney was born and raised in San Francisco, California, but they have to move to Las Vegas to further their education. At the age of 7, he was trained for boxing.
Early Life and Career
Haney was one of the youngest boxers to have won 7 National titles. At age 17, he managed to win the Youth World Championships. As for his record as an amateur boxer, he had acquired 138-8 bouts, where 2 of his losses were done by a rival, Ryan Garcia.
His performance as a professional boxer drastically improved when he never had a single loss in his entire professional career. At age 17, he was able to win the WBC Youth Championships, IBF North American, and WBC International.
Perhaps one of his biggest breakthroughs was against Antonio Moran, where he viciously knocked Moran down on the seventh round. He was also able to defeat Zaur Abdullaev and successfully clinch the WBC Interim lightweight title.
In February 2018, Haney was supposed to fight Harmonito de la Torre, however, the Filipino boxer was unable to make it through the fight. Because his promoter was unable to find a worthy opponent for Haney, the event got canceled.
Haney was also called out for his anti-white racist comments against Vasiliy Lomachenko. In an interview, he mentioned that if he fights with a white bout 10 times, then he will beat the white boy 10 times more. However, he clarified that he is not a racist and doesn’t tolerate discrimination of any kind.
- Total Fights: 27
- Wins: 27
- Wins by KO: 15