Devin Haney must fight Shakur Stevenson before moving to 140 says Shawn Porter

By Daddy: Shawn Porter says Devin Haney wants to keep at 135 lengthy sufficient to face Shakur Stevenson before he strikes up to 140.

Porter thinks it’s value it for Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) to fight #1 WBC Shakur (20-0, 10 KOs) before going up to gentle welterweight to start campaigning in that weight class.

Sadly, Haney doesn’t seem to be considering making that fight as a result of he resembled a sprinter with how he dashed out of the ring final Saturday night time after Shakur climbed by the ropes to name him out.

Slightly than staying within the ring to use the highlight and cameras to benefit from the eye to start an early promotion for a fight in opposition to Stevenson, Haney rapidly made a hasty retreat, displaying that he wished no a part of mixing it with the younger gun sooner or later.

If this have been a battle, Haney could be riddled to items by exposing his flank to the enemy gunfire. The transfer by Haney confirmed that he was giving in to the alpha fighter.

Before leaving the ring, Haney informed Shakur, “I’m #1.”

Shakur mentioned, “For now, bro. Hey, for now.

What was fascinating about that interplay was how Haney commented whereas trying over his shoulder and strolling towards the protection of the ring ropes.

In different phrases, Haney wasn’t prepared to stand and confront Shakur to present that he was the true champion. That interplay confirmed that Haney doesn’t need any a part of preventing Shakur, and the fight WON’T be taking place on this lifetime.

Prime Rank promoter Bob Arum could be overjoyed at Haney preventing Shakur subsequent, so he was allowed to enter the ring after the Haney-Lomachenko fight final Saturday night time on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

The promoters don’t let simply anybody enter the ring. It’s all carried out with permission. However Arum can’t pressure Haney to fight Shakur if he doesn’t fancy his possibilities of profitable.

He has to. How might you not? Each these guys. They need all the things that comes together with the titles. Meaning the massive fights, and naturally, the cash,” mentioned Shawn Porter to ProBox TV about Devin Haney needing to fight Shakur Stevenson before moving up to 140.

“It’s value it for him to dangle round 135lbs. That may be a tremendous fight. Haney and Shakur Stevenson is an unbelievable fight. He can transfer up, stay undefeated, and nonetheless make some huge cash.

“Haney, I’m certain, has a purpose to be the very best, which implies beating Stevenson,” mentioned Porter.


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