Devin Haney still calls himself the Boogeyman
WBC lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (25-0 15Ko) took to social media, clapping back hard against unified champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez (16-0, 12ko) and top contender Ryan “King Ry” Garcia (21-0, 18ko). The animosity between The Dream and the unified champion is well documented. It can be linked back to before they were champions in the sport. Moreover, their social media war of words has produced some classic moments.
THE RIVALRY SAGA CONTINUES
There was the time when Lopez told Haney to “Shut the fuck up”, and has since coined the phrase “email champion”. Recently, The Takeover has become increasingly annoyed with his counterpart, saying he would knock him out. Lately, he claims that a fight with Haney could be next.
Now before fans get too excited, let us keep in mind that, as of right now, the IBF organization has ordered Lopez to defend the title against mandatory challenger “Ferocious” Geroge Kambosos Jr (19-0 10ko). Knowing how the IBF operates, a fight with the WBC champion is highly unlikely before the unified champion fulfills that obligation.
Garcia’s exchanges are a little more light-hearted humor with the WBC champion. There was the time when King Ry made it clear that his divisional foe has not done enough to prove he is a champion and joked about a message he received from the WBC champion saying “I just want you to know imma fuck you up.”
King Ry openly admitted to wanting his rival to be successful and even came to his aide when the WBC champion’s controversial remarks of “I’ll never lose to a white boy” made him public enemy number one.
THE MANDATORY CHALLENGER
Garcia is the mandatory challenger for the WBC championship and currently holds the WBC interim title. However, instead of looking to fight The Dream, he has been publicly calling for a fight with WBA ‘regular’ champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis.
This change in direction has even ruffled the feathers of DAZN/Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. The flamboyant British promoter expressed his frustration in a recent interview, and Garcia responded by telling the promoter to “Go cry me a river.”
THE WBC CHAMPION CLAPS BACK
Haney has been paying close attention to all of this and has continued to remain on the necks of both his rival counterparts. Haney has taken to social media referring to the unified champion as the “asterisk undisputed champion”. Furthermore, he has been making it clear that sooner or later Lopez will have to see him.
Of course, when it comes to King Ry, the social media message was short and sweet:
“You’re my mandatory! Let’s make it happen!”
~ Devin Haney
Haney was far from done as he kicked off the weekend with two jaw-dropping tweets that undoubtedly will elicit a response.
By: Garrisson Bland