Haney Stops Abdullaev, Calls Out Lomachenko!

Devin Haney Makes Easy Work of Zaur Abdullaev!

Devin Haney
Devin Haney

Devin Haney Makes Easy Work of Zaur Abdullaev!

Devin “The Dream” Haney (23-0, 15 KO’s) may well be the best young upstart in all of boxing. Based on tonight’s performance, His potential seems limitless. The Dream made easy work of Zaur Abdullaev (11-1, 7 KO’s) before the corner called the fight at the end of round four. Tonight at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City, Haney claims the vacant WBC ‘interim’ Lightweight title.


Early on, it was evident that Haney not only had the faster hands and feet, but the better jab. The 20-year old fighter used his speed advantages and excellent jab to gain an early lead. When Abdullaev tried to get off with his own punches Haney made him miss with ease. He would also make Abdullaev pay with sharp counter-punches during the first two rounds.

In round three, Haney continued with hard jabs and stinging pot-shots to the face of Abdullaev. The effects of Haney’s punches started to show on Abdullaev. At the end of round four, Abdullaev’s corner surprisingly decided to end the fight. Early fear is that Abdullaev may have suffered a fractured cheekbone.


After the fight, Haney expressed wanting to fight WBA/WBO/WBC Lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko. Calling Lomachenko “no-machenko”, the confident and brash youth is letting folks know he wants to get in the ring with the best, even claiming that Lomachenko doesn’t want to fight him. It’s a wait and see as far as if he can truly beat the likes of Loma. However, he has shown up to this point he is deserving as anyone in the lightweight division to get his shot.

However, for the fighter who calls himself “The Dream”, Haney’s dream fight against Loma will have to wait until next year. Loma has other business and Haney already has his next fight scheduled. He will return on November 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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