Bill Haney Squelches Suspense On Devin Haney vs Regis Prograis
For the past several months, there has been rampant speculation and attention given to undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (30-0, 15 KO’s). After claiming the prize scalp of his career, three-division champion Vasily Lomachenko, everyone wanted to know where’d he compete next. Would he defend his status as champion or move to super lightweight to challenge WBC 140-pound champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (29-1, 24 KO’s)?
Prograis said he was next. Now, in a recent Q&A with ThaBoxingVoice, Bill Haney, father and chief second to Devin Haney, is co-signing that notion.
“Mr. Regis Prograis knows that we have a fight that will be announced and that’s not my responsibility. That’s a highlight, I would love to come to you and say the date and come and say the place. But that’s not my job, they don’t want me to do that, but they did not stop me from coming to say that’s it’s happening! For surely, Regis Prograis and Devin Haney is happening . . . the execution date will be announced!”
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Haney versus Prograis is a thrilling fight that pits The Dream against a talented, hard-hitting and well-experienced champion while moving up in weight. For these reasons, Rougarou has not been bashful in stating his feeling that he will hurt the California kid in the ring. Naturally, Haney thinks the fight will conclude in a much different fashion. Provided that The Dream does walk away victorious, his future will be exceedingly bright.
Not only will he be a two division champion, he will already have a few built-in opponents. What most will label as the ‘lowest’ hanging fruit would be WBA super lightweight champion Rolando Romero. Romero and Haney share a long history of trash talking one another over their social media accounts. Fighting one another should be gratifying by itself, but their fight being a unification makes it that much more fulfilling for the winner.
There is also his former 135-pound rival, WBO 140-pound champion Teofimo Lopez, who has also moved to super lightweight. Lopez proved his worth in the division by thoroughly outclassing former undisputed champion Josh Taylor. Haney versus Lopez would be warmly welcomed by the fans, especially if Haney looks good against Prograis. First things first though, let’s get Haney versus Prograis officially announced and in the books before fantasy matching too quickly!