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Devin Haney

Devin Haney

Devin Haney

Garcia has now found tough, hard-nosed Liam Smith, so Haney plans to teach the welterweight contender a lesson.

As an amateur, Haney won seven National titles. In January 2015, aged 17, he became the youngest boxer to win the Youth World Championships in Reno. He had an amateur record of 138–8 bouts before turning professional in 2015 at the age of 17. Out of those eight losses, two are from his now rival Ryan Garcia in the amateurs the two have fought four times, both having won twice.

Devin Haney Returns to the Ring on Saturday As He Defends His Wbc Lightweight Strap Against Three-Weight Former World Champion Jorge Linares in an Enticing Title Fight: Everything to Know Ahead of the Fight

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Devin Haney (left) puts his WBC lightweight strap on the line against the vastly experienced Jorge Linares (right) on Saturday night in an eagerly-anticipated affair. The 22-year-old is looking to prove his credentials at the top of a thriving lightweight division in perhaps one of the most hotly-contested divisions in the sport of boxing. Haney was eyeing up high-profile clashes against Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, or Teofimo Lopez, and though he hasn't got his wish, he comes up against a fierce competitor in Linares, who impressive wins over British duo Anthony Crolla and Luke Campbell. The American claimed a decision win over Yuriorkis Gamboa in his previous outing back in November, while Linares is in the midst of a rebuild job, winning twice on the bounce after a stoppage defeat to Pablo Cesar Cano in 2019. With the eagerly-anticipated match-up now swiftly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know....read www.dailymail.co.uk)

 

 

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