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Devin Haney: Gervonta Davis fight will happen sooner than later

Haney open to Davis fight after beating Lomachenko

Devin Haney insists a showdown with Gervonta Davis is likely to happen in the near future Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images/Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Devin Haney insists a showdown with Gervonta Davis is likely to happen in the near future Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images/Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Devin Haney believes a fight with Gervonta Davis is in the near future for him, following his victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Haney secured a unanimous decision win over Lomachenko in Las Vegas on Saturday to retain his undisputed lightweight crown and attention quickly turned to possible match-ups with the likes of Davis.

‘Tank’, who proclaimed himself as the face of boxing after knocking out Ryan Garcia in April, holds the WBA ‘regular’ lightweight title and ‘The Dream’ admits he is open to facing his compatriot.

“I proved that I’m a draw in the sport of boxing,” Haney said in the post-fight press conference.

“The people want to see me.

Devin Haney beat Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision to retain his undisputed lightweight crown in Las Vegas Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images
Devin Haney beat Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision to retain his undisputed lightweight crown in Las Vegas Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images

“They come out and support.

“Me and Tank is a massive fight. It’s going to happen sooner than later.”

The 24-year-old was called out by Shakur Stevenson in the ring after beating Lomachenko, although there were calls for a rematch with many believing the Ukrainian three-weight world champion had done enough to win the bout.

The Las Vegas resident admitted he would likely move up to super lightweight if he is unable to secure a showdown against either Stevenson or Davis next.

Davis stopped Garcia with a devastating body shot Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Davis stopped Garcia with a devastating body shot Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

“If I can’t get those fights next [against Stevenson or Davis],” he said.

“Or it doesn’t make sense for it to be next.

“I’ll probably go to 140. Test it out. See how I feel at the weight at 140.

“When the time is right I’ll defend my belts at 135.

“We’ll just see though. I got to go back and talk with he team and see what makes the most sense.

“That’s really all it boils down to.

“I’m very disciplined in the sport of boxing, in life in general, so that’s how I’ve been able to make 135 for so long.

“But eventually I’m going to outgrow the weight and it’s getting to that point, but if it makes sense, it makes sense.”

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