Devin Haney wants Tank Davis ASAP
On October 24, regular WBA world lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s) will take on WBA super world super featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KO’s) in a highly anticipated pay-per-view showdown. One extremely interested spectator to this fight will be WBC world lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KO’s).
While Haney does not have any personal beef or grudge against Tank, he simply believes that they would make for a fantastic match-up that the fans would truly enjoy. The Dream realizes that Davis must first get through Santa Cruz. However, he is still willing to begin negotiating a fight as soon as possible.
BEST OF THE BEST
There is no question that Haney and Tank are two of the standout talents of this current crop of boxers. So it should come as no surprise that the two have crossed paths and share a fair amount of history with one another.
Despite openly chasing the fight, the Californian promoter/fighter assures that there is nothing but respect in his pursuit of the dust-up. In his mind, this scrap would not be about venting anger but providing one of the best boxing contests that the public can be presented.
“I feel like that is the biggest fight to be made. Not only just in boxing but I feel like the streets want to see the fight, the boxing fans want to see the fight! That fight has been boiling for so long I think that is the biggest fight today right now…the people are going to be betting on the fight and it’s just going to be an event when it happens for sure!”
“…In due time, whenever it happens, that is the fight that I want. I’m sure he wants the fight as well and I am willing to start negotiating as soon as possible. Even though I know that he still has to fight, whenever the time presents itself.”
Beyond merely wanting to make a great match-up, perhaps Haney is further emboldened to make the fight due to what he saw when sparring Tank. While it’s been years since the last time they shared a ring to spar, The Dream clearly felt that he got the better of the overall action as he told to Fight Hype.
“It was never no bad blood, more came from out of the ring than in the ring. It’s just so much history that most people would never understand and it’s not for them to understand…
[on sparring Tank] In the beginning it was competitive, it was never one-sided in the beginning. Towards the end, yeah I started to take over and I started to dominate and it was dog-house work. And it was fight to whoever quit and I didn’t quit!”
TIME WILL TELL
There are a number of factors that could negatively affect the penning of this would-be fight. Unfortunately, Tank and the Dream are not with the same promoter, nor do they air fights on the same network.
Traditionally speaking, barriers such as this have killed many bouts in the past. Yet, when these would-be hurdles were voiced to Haney, it was wildly evident that he believes that something can be worked out. Let’s hope this turns out to be the case!
“If it makes dollars, it makes sense! We can make it happen. There is so much money in that fight that we could come to an agreement and make it happen. Just like they do with any other fight that is big and two different promoters work together to make it happen…I don’t know, we just got to see. Hopefully, we’ll make it happen soon, we can come to an agreement if he is victorious. I wish him luck in his next fight and maybe we can do it after that.”
By: Bakari Simpson