Bill Haney: “Tank Is Manufactured; He’s Never Fought Anyone Like Devin”

Bill Haney Dismisses Gervonta Davis As A Tough Opponent

Bill Haney dismisses Gervonta Davis as Devin Haney's toughest opponent
Bill Haney dismisses Gervonta Davis as Devin Haney's toughest opponent | Credit: LAPRESSE, Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Bill Haney Doesn’t Consider Tank A Tough Task For Devin Haney

Bill Haney, the father and trainer of reigning WBC junior welterweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15KO), continues to throw shade at current WBA lightweight champion Abdul Wahid aka Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 27KOs). According to him, Tank is no longer considered The Dream’s toughest opponent.

The feud between the Haneys and Team Davis goes back to their amateur days. But following Haney’s win over Regis Prograis to capture the WBC junior welterweight title in December 2023, the beef between Davis and Haney has intensified.


The elder Haney has repeatedly accused Tank and team Davis of being afraid to fight his son. While on The Porter Way Podcast, the trainer of the 140-pound champion detailed why his son would win.

“I would’ve thought that would have been the toughest task, former face of boxing, Abdul Wahid. Initially, I would have said that, right? But the more I see, the more I watch him, and the less confidence I see in the kid.”

“The kid is built up and manufactured against slow-foot Mexican fighters. He’s never fought anyone that resembles Devin.”

Bill Haney


Many boxing enthusiasts know that Haney and Davis sparred against one another as teenagers. Bill said his son had his way with Tank during their last sparring session. From the perspective of the Haneys, you could see why they believe they would handle the WBA lightweight champion in the paid ranks.

The junior welterweight champion has the faster hands and feet, the better jab, and is a more fluid combination puncher. In their minds, The Dream gives Davis a boxing lesson.

But Davis has the giant equalizer, and that’s his punching power. One of the most dynamic and explosive fighters in boxing, the Baltimore, Maryland native can end matters at any moment with either hand.

The ongoing bickering between the two camps will not end anytime soon. It will only be settled by them facing each other in the ring. All fight fans want to see them fight one another in what would be considered a big-money, pay-per-view contest. Here’s hoping that it finally happens at some point in 2024. 

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