Willie Moses Claims Erickson Lubin Slapped Devin Haney!
In a rather shocking turn of events, Willie Moses, trainer of two-division champion “Fearless” Shakur Stevenson (21-0, 10 KO’s), dropped a would-be bombshell. During an interview with Mill City Boxing, Moses stated that super welterweight boxer Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (26-0, 18 KO’s) slapped Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15 KO’s).
“With it all said and done, just go ahead and let Tank [Gervonta Davis] and Shakur clean out the line. I am going to tell you right like this here; Devin is not going to be at 140 much longer, especially if he wants to try to fight Hammer. Alright, if he go up there and fuck with Hammer at 140, he is going to run his ass out of there. He [Haney] should want to since he [Lubin] slapped the shit out of him! He should have some unfinished business with him . . . that’s one of the biggest things with me. He talking all that shit at 140 and all that, man slapped the shit out of you and you ain’t going after that mothafucka?!”
To be honest, the choppy retelling of the tale comes off as a bit eyebrow raising. This is due to, outside of simply saying Haney got smacked, there really was no coherent retelling of the actual sequence of events. It should also be mentioned that this alleged incident is said to have taken place years ago when the two fighters were at the Olympic training center as younger kids.
Going a step further, it seems quite odd that Moses is pushing so hard for Haney to fight Lubin rather than push for a fight with his charge, Stevenson. For one, The Hammer is a super welterweight and Haney just fought his first match at junior welterweight roughly a month ago. So staging a duel versus Lubin would see him jump up two more divisions. This seems highly unlikely.
I CAN GO UP BUT YOU CAN’T?!
It’s also strange that Moses is endorsing a Haney vs Lubin bout so tough when it was Stevenson who recently walked away from a contract to face The Dream. So, if Haney was not a threat and would have been severely weight drained at 135 pounds, why didn’t Fearless face Haney himself to become undisputed?
At the time that this article was written, Stevenson was still lacking his next dance partner. So, if it is feasible for Haney to leap three divisions in two bouts to battle a power puncher in Lubin, is it unreasonable for Fearless to move up one division to settle his beef with Haney at junior welterweight?
As to be expected, it didn’t take long for Haney himself to respond. Let’s see what’s next in this on-going and escalating feud!