Devin Haney Talks Adrien Broner Bout!
Following Ryan “KingRy” Garcia’s (20-0, 17 KO’s) February 15 bout with Francisco Fonseca, the internet was on fire with talk about Garcia facing Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KO’s). That was largely due the Dream storming the ring to size KingRy up and demand a fight on the live broadcast. Whether that bout happens next, we’ll all just have to wait and see.
WHATS WITH THE BRONER BEEF?!
Yet, just because Haney is big on a penning a fight with Garcia doesn’t mean he’s the only palatable dish on the lightweight menu. The Dream has also personally proposed a future dust-up with the unpredictable boxing wild-man Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO’s).
Despite the fact that he’s been campaigning at welterweight for an extended period of time, Haney would not be surprised if this fight actually came to reality. Haney revealed these sentiments to Fight Hype in a recent interview.
“We never know how realistic he is. He trolls a lot on the internet so you never know how serious he is. But what I can say is that’s a fight that I would definitely entertain! When he said 135 I was like [makes a dismissive face], but you never know.
“Hopefully he gets serious and we can make it happen.”
NO LOVE FOR TEOFIMO OR LOMA
Outside of the potential bouts with Broner or Ryan Garcia, two other obvious fights for Haney ones are with Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) and Teofimo “El Brooklyn” Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s). The two are slated to go mano a mano in the first quarter of 2020. In fact, Hi-Tech and Haney were already lined up on a collision course before Lomachenko petitioned for, and was granted, WBC ‘franchise champion’ status.
So, rather than face the Dream, Loma will tangle with fellow Top Rank fighter Teofimo Lopez. And for his money, Haney couldn’t care less! According to Haney, both Lomachenko and Lopez have snubbed him in the past and therefore he sees no point in shining any light or love on their names.
“[when asked about the upcoming Lomachenko v Lopez bout] I really don’t care. Neither one of those guys showed interest in fighting me. Bob [Arum] shows no interest in any of his guys fighting me. Whether it’s the best guy or the worst guy he just wants no ties with me.
“We understand why.
“So I really have no interest in even watching those guys fight or giving them any attention because those fights aren’t realistic.”
Yet, like they say, it’s all fair in love and war!
By: Bakari Simpson