Devin Haney to Linares: “You Can’t Train For Me! I Have Many Styles!”

Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares May 29 LIVE on DAZN @ 9:00 PM ET

Devin Haney shadow boxes; Jorge Linares looks over at Devin Haney.
Devin Haney (left) and Jorge Linares

Devin Haney Prepares to Make His Third Title Defense Against Jorge Linares May 29 LIVE on DAZN @ 9:00 PM ET

Devin “The Dream” Haney believes his WBC World Lightweight title defense against Jorge “El Nino” Linares will be a firefight! He’s relishing that prospect as they clash at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday May 29, live worldwide on DAZN. Haney vs Linares is set to begin at 9:00 PM ET.

Haney (25-0, 18 KOs) puts his title on the line for the third time against the former multiple division world champion in Linares (47-5, 29 KOs). The latter is looking to regain the green and gold belt he held in 2014-15.

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The Dream expects the best of the 35 year old and that El Nino has plenty of tools in his shed to call upon. While that makes him an unpredictable foe, Haney says he is the man that it’s impossible to prepare for thanks to his ability to adapt to any challenge.

“I am expecting a firefight and I can’t wait. We don’t know what Jorge will turn up, but I am ready for anything, and I can’t wait to show it.

“Jorge brings so much to the table. Speed, power, ring IQ, experience against the best of the best. I think he’s the type of opponent that will bring the best out of me. Make me bring out my A-game. Take it to the next level; the elite level.

“People think he will have success. Some think he will even win the fight. That’s why it will show that I am elite and one of the best. If not the best in the world.

“Every day my dad and I get to know each other more and more. This camp has been great and we’re both ready for this one night to show everything we have been working on. You can’t train for me, because you don’t know what style I am going to bring.

“I’ve learned so many different styles and I can adjust. That’s the difference between me and a lot of other fighters.”

Also on the Card

Haney’s clash with Linares tops a stacked card of action in Sin City, as Chantelle Cameron (13-0 7 KOs) will defend her WBC World Super-Lightweight title against Melissa Hernandez (23-7-3 7 KOs) in more World title action.

There’s a fascinating battle between two Golden Boy Promotions stablemates as Jason Quigley (18-1 14 KOs) and Shane Mosley Jr (17-3 10 KOs) go toe-to-toe for the WBO NABO Middleweight title. It’s a huge night for Martin J. Ward (24-1-2 11 KOs) as he faces Azinga Fuzile (14-1 8 KOs) in a final eliminator for the IBF World Super-Featherweight title.

At the other end of the spectrum, there’s a professional debut on the card for Eddie Hearn’s latest American signing, Khalil Coe, Reshat Mati (9-0 7 KOs) enters double figures in the pro game on the card. Ramla Ali (2-0) has been impressive in her two fights since turning pro in October and the first pro female fighter from Somalia gets an introduction to American fight fans on the bill.

Lastly, the card is rounded off with Devin Haney Promotions’ Amari Jones (1-0 1 KO) fighting in the paid ranks for the second time after his debut in April.

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