Undisputed light-weight champion Devin Haney & his father, Invoice, says that anybody within the 135-lb division that desires to be a champ in 2023 goes to must undergo him this yr.
Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) intends on preserving his 4 belts by means of all the yr after which shifting as much as 140 in 2024. Based on Invoice, Devin would possibly even select to remain at light-weight in 2024 and proceed to defend his belts.
It actually is sensible for Haney to exhaust all efforts to remain at 135 for no less than one other yr as a result of that may give him the chance to scrub out the division and make some huge cash within the course of by combating these fighters:
- Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis
- Shakur Stevenson
- Ryan Garcia
- Frank Martin
- Isaac Cruz
Haney leaving the division after his nonetheless unsigned title protection in opposition to Vasyl Lomachenko in Could doesn’t make sense as a result of there are even larger fights that he might be concerned in if he stays.
Proper now, Haney nonetheless has his work reduce out for him, defending in opposition to the previous three-division world champion Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) on Could twentieth.
Haney is trying huge, and it’s questionable whether or not he’ll make the 135-lb restrict for the struggle as a result of he let himself placed on numerous dimension since his win over Geoge Kambosos Jr final October.
“The light-weight division is on hostage, and also you’re who acquired the important thing,” mentioned coach Invoice Haney on social media about his son, undisputed light-weight champion Devin Haney.
“It is going to be no dropping of no belts. The one man to defend the undisputed championship of the world. We’re on our second title protection. All people else dropped the belt. There will probably be no dropping any belts.
“The light-weight division. There’s just one man that has acquired the important thing, and so as to get the important thing, y’all acquired to return take it as a result of we ain’t supplying you with s**t. Repeat. Anyone can get it. It’s Devin Haney vs. all people.
“Repeat, anyone can get it, and we’re not dropping no belts. The light-weight division is on lock, and also you’re trying on the man. I repeat, there’ll solely be one light-weight champion in 2023, and also you’re him.
“Anyone that desires to be a champion should undergo Devin Haney in 2023, and we’d take into consideration any individual getting the belt in 2024.
“Champ, if anybody desires to be a light-weight champ in 2023, who do they acquired to undergo, champ?” mentioned Invoice to Devin.
“You bought to undergo the undisputed champ,” mentioned Haney.
“You see, you bought to undergo the undisputed champ,” mentioned Invoice. “Boxing alert. In 2023, the light-weight division is below siege. Dangerous information.”