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Devin Haney’s Future in Boxing: What Could be next?
The recent fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Devin Haney has left the boxing world perplexed, with controversy surrounding the unanimous decision that saw Haney retain his four lightweight belts. While Lomachenko’s team is planning to appeal against the result, 24-year-old undefeated American boxer Haney is already looking towards his future challenges.
One major question for Haney is whether he will remain in the lightweight division or move up to super-lightweight for more opportunities. Saturday’s fight showed that making weight at this division has been a challenge for him throughout his career and it might be time to think about moving up.
If he does choose to continue in the lightweight category, there are several potential opponents waiting. Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis are both talented American boxers who could provide excellent matchups for Haney.
Potential Matches Ahead
Davis presents a particularly interesting matchup as an undefeated fighter with 27 stoppages under his belt. According to sources close to him, a bout between them seems inevitable.
“Me and Tank is a massive fight,” said Devin after winning against Lomachenko.
In case of staying put at this level gives possibilities of fighting Scotland’s WBO champion Josh Taylor or Teofimo Lopez if he moves up higher into super-lightweight class sometime down the line.
New Challenges on The Horizon
Haney himself doesn’t seem too concerned about what weight class he fights at next. “We’re going to go back to the lab and figure out what’s next”, he said post-fight. This statement gives us some idea that Haney is still undecided about his next opponent.
However, Stevenson has already called him out, stating that a fight between them would prove who really belongs in the lightweight division.
“I think Devin’s not on my level and I’m going to show it,” proclaimed Stevenson.
The former unified super-featherweight world champion certainly seems like he is ready for a new challenge. And becoming the first person to defeat an undefeated fighter like Haney could put him one step closer towards achieving his ambitious goals of being one of the all-time greats
In conclusion, no matter which direction Haney chooses for himself – staying at lightweight or moving up – there are several challenges waiting for him in both divisions. As we saw from this fight against Lomachenko, Haney has proven himself as a worthy foe with remarkable boxing skills. Whichever path he takes will undoubtedly provide exciting matchups for fans in his future fights.
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