Will Devin Haney Challenge For Regis Prograis’ WBC Title?
Over the past several weeks there has been a great deal of anticipation regarding undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney’s (30-0, 15 KO’s) next move. Fans, 135 and 140-pound fighters alike have pondered what he was going to do. WBC super lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (29-1, 24 KO’s) and WBO super lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez have had an acute interest in The Dream’s next move. Well, according to Haney (30), he is going to next test his might against Prograis.
THE JUICY POSSIBILITIES
Similar to the power vacuum created when a major crime leader is nullified, if Haney does move to 140, there will be a significant and violent skirmish for his vacated titles. For example, The WBO currently has Shakur Stevenson #1 and Vasiliy Lomachenko #2, while the WBC has those names swapped in position, which ultimately makes this a very plausible fight.
The IBF has Gustavo Lemos #1 and Lomachenko #3 as their #2 slot is vacant. Gervonta Davis is the regular WBA champion, William Zepeda is #1, Frank Martin #2 and Lomachenko #3. Therefore, all the names at the top of the food chain make for very good and intriguing fights, no matter how you mix and match them.
Therefore, if The Dream does take that leap, not only does Haney versus Prograis make for a great match-up, all the chaos and competition that he leaves in his wake will make for great entertainment for the fans. Yet, before we get swept away in fantasy fights and hypotheticals, let’s get an official announcement for the undisputed Californian kid versus Rougarou. Once done, let the aftermath ensue! Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing!