Devin Haney knows a fight with Gervonta Davis is bound to happen.
Haney is coming off a decision win over Vasyl Lomachenko to defend his lightweight titles and remain the undisputed champ on Saturday night. Although the fight was controversial, it seemed to be a box office success as the gate did very well which leads many to believe Haney is a draw.
With Haney proving he can be a ticket seller, he thinks a fight with Davis is massive and will only be a matter of time until it happens.
“Yeah, I mean, I know when the numbers come out, the numbers did very well,” Haney said during his post-fight press conference (h/t BoxingScene). “The gate did very well. I proved that I’m a draw in the sport of boxing. I proved that the people wanna see me. They come out, they support. And me and ‘Tank’ [Davis] is a massive fight, and it’s gonna happen sooner than later.”
Although Devin Haney knows a fight against Gervonta Davis is a massive fight, he isn’t sure it happens next. Haney has talked about moving up to 140lbs for his next fight, which isn’t appealing for Davis.
“You know, if I can’t get those fights next 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,” Haney said. “And then, when the time is right, then I’ll defend my belts at 135. We’ll just see, though. I’ve gotta go back and talk with the team and see what makes the most sense. That’s really all it boils down to.”
Yet, even if Haney goes up to 140lbs next time out, he knows money talks which should make a fight against Davis.
Do you think Devin Haney vs. Gervonta Davis happens?