Devin Haney Open To Move To 145lbs: ‘We Wanna Fight The Best Fighters In The World’


Devin Haney is open to changing weight classes to get the biggest fights possible.

Haney became the undisputed lightweight champ last weekend as he defeated George Kambosos Jr. by decision in a one-sided fight. There is talk of an immediate rematch but for Haney, he isn’t sure what’s next, instead for him, he wants the biggest fights possible.

“I don’t know,” Haney said to BoxingScene. “I’ve gotta talk to the team, meet with Bob [Arum], Top Rank, Lou [DiBella], my dad, and figure out what’s next, what makes the most sense for us and my career.  So, I mean, we’re not ruling out anything. I’m willing to fight whoever, wherever. Everything just has to make sense to me and the team, but you know, we’re not ruling out anything. We wanna fight the best fighters in the world. And we’ll see. We’ve just gotta sit down and talk, and go over things.”

Although Devin Haney is hinting at a move to 140lbs to get bigger fights, he says that doesn’t mean he is struggling to make wiehgt. He claims he made weight with ease and still can fight at 135 but he just wants to get legacy fights for him.

“Normally I do the sauna suit and the bath, stuff like that,” Haney said. “But this time around, I didn’t have to do anything. I was eating well during the whole camp, the fight week, the day before the weigh-in. I wasn’t starving or none of that. And it paid off. It showed in the fight. You know, I wasn’t weight-drained or anything like that. A lot of fights before, I wasn’t doing the proper things to cut weight. But this time around, I hired a professional to guide me and to be there with me 24/7, and the results showed.”

Haney improved to 28-0 and the 23-year-old also holds notable wins over Jorge Linares, Joseph Diaz, and Yuriorkis Gamboa.

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