Devin Haney wants fights with Gervonta Davis and Teofimo Lopez!
On Saturday December 28, when Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s) stepped up to the lightweight division, he effectively entered into one deadly gauntlet. This is because presently, the 135lbs landscape is one of the most competitive in the sport.
When Tank knocked out Yuriorkis Gamboa and claimed the vacant WBA regular lightweight title, it was little surprise that the sharks immediately came out the abyss.
One of the first to come hunting was none other than Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KO’s). The WBC lightweight champion in recess wanted it to be known he wanted all the smoke; a message that he says is not new.
In the days since the Davis v Gamboa bout, the Twitter squabble between Davis and WBO world welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27 KO’s) has received the most attention.
However, it was arguably Haney who set everything off. While conducting an exclusive interview with Trill Boxing Talk, Haney recapped his challenging Tweets that he sent to Tank Davis.
“First I said that he was the front runner and then I said ‘Haney v Davis 2020’, and then that’s when Terence Crawford came and said for him to stay away from me. But I don’t want him to stay away from me, I want to fight him!”
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Luckily for those who love sloppy joes, doing make-up in moving cars and everything else messy, Haney did not stop with Tank! Along with Davis, the Dream was only too happy to share his two cents about the newly crowned IBF lightweight champion Teofimo “El Brooklyn” Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s).
Unlike Davis though, technically speaking, in this scenario it was Lopez who took the first shot. During one of the final press obligations for his lightning fast bout with Richard “RC” Commey, El Brooklyn poked a bit of fun at Haney.
The New York born phenomenon openly chuckled at the Dream being in recess, then went on to question the injury and Haney’s heart.
Personally, Haney was somewhat amused by the way things played out overall. Aside from keeping his feathers unruffled, he thought that maybe the boxing world should investigate the strength of Lopez’s heart.
By his math, all signs appear to indicate that El Brooklyn was the one consciously avoiding a showdown.
“Me and him could have easily fought. We were in the WBC tournament. He obviously went the opposite way…[if he stayed in the tournament] instead of me fighting Zaur Abdullaev, it would have been him.
“So we could have easily fought. He went the opposite way. So to question anybody’s heart, we need to be questioning his.
“Well, he did an interview saying it made no sense to fight more fights when he could go the route that he went and fight less fights.
“Like I said, he’s not stupid, he knows exactly what he did and he knows why he done it and the world knows why he done it, you know? He decided to go his route. And even after, if he beats Lomachenko, he’s not mentioning my name.
“He’s not saying he wants to fight Devin after.”
It will be telling to see how Tank and Lopez responds to these incendiary words! In any event 3kingsboxing will be here to report on all the latest developments.
By: Bakari Simpson