Devin Haney has made it clear that he expects his next fight to be against unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez. Haney currently holds the WBC World Lightweight Championship and wants a chance to become the undisputed king of the division.
“My next will be Teofimo Lopez because that would be for all the belts, of course, and I would want to be the undisputed champion of the lightweight division, and then I would say Gervonta Davis,” Haney said in an interview on The Last Stand podcast.
“I think Teofimo Lopez does want to fight me. I think Teofimo actually, really wants to fight me. Maybe he doesn’t really like me or whatever the case may be, but I think he really does want to fight me. Ryan Garcia not so much…Tank, No!”
The 22-year-old San Francisco native’s most recent outing was in November when he scored a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa. Haney, whose record stands at 25-0, 15KO, feels that he a step ahead of his rivals in the lightweight division.
“My skill set, my work ethic, my skill set is just different from those guys, and in my fights, it has shown. I dominate my opponents, I make them look inexperienced. I pitch shutouts so badly that people criticize my opponents because I don’t lose rounds. I don’t lose any seconds of the fight,” Haney exclaimed.
“If I don’t have the punching power, why aren’t these guys quick to get in the ring with me? I got a belt. It’s the most money they’ll make up to date in their career. So if they really feel like I was such an easy fight, why aren’t these guys so quick to beat me, to stop me from running my mouth, to get me out of there. They’re not, in reality, the proof is in the pudding.”
In the interview, Haney sent a message to Lopez, Tank, and Ryan Garcia, and it will be interesting to see just who he ends up facing when he next laces up his gloves.
“If I’ve fought so many easy guys and I was so easy, come get me. If you really feel like that. If you really feel like that then you would come get me, beat me, and take my belt and get the easy money and then walk off with an easy night if that’s how you really feel. If I was so easy these guys would be begging for me, and they’re not!”
Check out the full interview below.