Devin Haney: “Me And Eddie Will Do Business In The Future”

Haney Expects To Sit At Future Tables Alongside Hearn

Devin Haney and Eddie Hearn over their years-long relationship
Devin Haney intends to continue doing business with Eddie Hearn (credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing, Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy)

Devin Haney Cools Talks of A Rift With Eddie Hearn


Two-division champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15 KO’s) has made it public knowledge that he has no hard feelings toward Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. When his mandatory bout with Sandor Martin went to purse bid, Top Rank won as they were the only company to bid. After seeing this, Haney took to his social media to air his apparent displeasure.

Eddie Hearn would respond by essentially saying, if Haney wanted the fight, he should have gone after it under his Devin Haney Promotions banner. Yet in a recent interview on The MMA Hour, The Dream sought to extinguish any possible flames of a current or future feud.

“I didn’t care about what he said. He spoke his opinion on why he didn’t bid on it and that’s what it was. It didn’t make or break me, it was cool. Me and Eddie got a great relationship and we will do business in the future. But for right now, I’m focused on the matter in front of me and then you guys will see me and Eddie doing business again like nothing ever happened.”

ANOTHER TRIP TO THE OUTBACK?

Similar to Haney, Hearn expressed no hard feelings toward The Dream and even voiced his desire to contract a duel between Haney and IBF 140-pound champion Liam Paro. Haney echoed the same sentiments.

“I want to make the best fights, I’m that kind of fighter. If everything makes sense, then of course we can do it; I would love to [fight Paro]. I went to Australia twice, so I wouldn’t mind going back but it would just have to make sense for me.”

For Haney fans, this must come across as good news and The Dream and Hearn have made a bounty of good business moves and entertaining fights. So, for the time being, we’ll just have to see when Haney decides to hop back in the ring, and under which promotional umbrella, since it’s clear that this is not a burned bridge.

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