Haney: “I’ll Move Up to 147”

Devin Haney Eyeing Welterweight

Devin Haney
Devin Haney

Devin Haney Eyeing Welterweight

WBC lightweight champion in recess Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15ko) has been trying to get into the action with the other champions of the division.

The flashy California champion has been in public beefs with two-divisional champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and IBF champion Teofimo Lopez. Furthermore, the WBC champion has made it clear he isn’t afraid of smoke with unified champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

However, the frustration of not landing a big fight and being sidelined recovering from shoulder surgery offers the Dream plenty of time to think. He took to social media to make it known what his plans are if things don’t change upon his return.

Devin Haney via Twitter
Devin Haney via Twitter


Let’s, just for a moment, analyze this. There may be political reasons why some of the fights haven’t happened yet at lightweight. Moreover, it’s hard to digest fighters like unified junior welterweight champions Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor wouldn’t jump at fighting the young champion in recess.

Then there are the divisional contenders like former champions Regis Prograis, Maurice Hooker and WBO #1 rated boxer Jack Catterall. All can make for great match-ups that would bring out the best in Haney.

Finally, now the historical welterweight division. It would bring a smile to fans faces to see the young champion step in with WBO champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, WBA champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao or unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence.

The recovering champion could test the waters with a fight against prospects Jaron “Boots” Enis or Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis. The boxing community would get to see to some spectacular fights involving the sport’s young hungry Lions.


Although all those glorious fights are well worth spending that rainy day money on, unified champion Lomachenko has expressed wanting to fight the recovering champion and fans want to see the beef with the IBF champion Lopez settled in the ring.

There is still business that needs taking care of in the lightweight division, Plus Haney has expressed wanting to reclaim his title from the winner between Luke Campbell vs Javier Fortuna.

By: Garrisson Bland

Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."