Devin Haney: “Me and Tank is a massive battle, it’s going to occur”
By Daddy: Devin Haney says he and WBA ‘common’ light-weight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis would make for a “massive battle,” saying it’ll occur “eventually.”
It will be higher for Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) that his battle with Tank Davis occurs “sooner” as a result of he seemed big in measurement final Saturday night time, making the competition appear like a small junior middleweight dealing with a tremendous featherweight.
Haney gassing out within the final part of the battle in opposition to Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) is a signal that the burden draining from the mid-150s to 135 is turning into a downside.
Whereas Haney can get away with dropping huge quantities of weight in opposition to fighters like Lomachenko and George Kambosos Jr, he can’t try this in opposition to the very best elite-level fighters like Tank Davis and Shakur Stevenson. Haney can’t be dropping that sort of weight and count on to beat these sorts of fighters.
Haney doesn’t have the recognition to power Gervonta to battle him at 140 or at a catchweight of 136 like we not too long ago noticed in his bout in opposition to Ryan Garcia on April 22.
That’s why he should attempt to get the battle in opposition to Gervontaa now, and if he’s unsuccessful, transfer up to 140. Haney ought to overlook about combating Shakur as a result of he doesn’t have the fashion to win that match-up.
Devin assured Gervonta Davis battle occur
“Me and Tank is a massive battle, and it’s going to occur eventually,” stated Devin Haney on the post-fight press convention final Saturday night time when requested about his ideas on a battle in opposition to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
“I do know when the [PPV] numbers come out, the numbers did very nicely, and the gate did very nicely. I proved that I’m a draw and that individuals need to see me in boxing. They arrive out and assist.
“I would like to thank Bob [Arum] for giving me the chance. Thanks to Prime Rank. They handled me so nicely. They’ve carried out a super job with the promotion, and I’m excited to see what’s subsequent,” stated Haney.
Haney with many choices at 135 & 140
He’s nonetheless on the prime of the heap. You’re nonetheless going to put Lomachenko on the prime. He’s nonetheless proper there with these guys. You noticed how shut it was tonight,” stated promoter Lou DiBella to Struggle Hub TV when requested the place Lomachenko goes from right here.
“So the place does that put him? He’s nonetheless in that prime echelon. Devin is undisputed. Loma is proper there. I’d like to see Loma in opposition to any light-weight on the planet, and I wouldn’t thoughts seeing down the road a rematch of this [Haney-Lomachenko] both.
“With Loma, it’s on to the following one. There are a lot of instructions that Devin can go. Look, there are a lot of high quality fighters at 135 and many at 140.
“Devin and his workforce want to contemplate the burden drain and how troublesome it is to get down to 135 as a result of he’s a huge child. He’s a huge light-weight. So the choice of whether or not they keep at 135 or go to 140 is one thing that Devin, Invoice, and his workforce may have to work out.
“I’d love to see both man up in opposition to Tank. Tank Davis’ one-punch counter-punching energy is among the many greatest I’ve ever seen. As a energy counter-puncher he’s among the finest energy counter-punchers I’ve ever seen, however he’s not essentially the most energetic man.
“He’s the kind of man you can get a factors lead on, and if he doesn’t land the massive bomb, I feel he’s beatable. Okay, the factor is, he retains touchdown the massive bomb.
“I don’t suppose Devin’s camp can be afraid of that battle. I don’t suppose so. There are such a lot of good fights to make in that weight class . Devin has to make a choice additionally, although.
“They actually have to take a have a look at the burden since you don’t need to battle the very best degree of man when your physique is telling you that it’s too onerous to make that weight. In order that they have to make that call,” stated DiBella about Haney.