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Devin Haney Says Regis Prograis Is The Best Fighter At 140

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Devin Haney wanted the toughest challenge the super lightweight division had to offer on his divisional debut, and feels he has found the best fighter at 140 for that part- Regis Prograis.

I feel like Regis is also the best guy at 140: Devin Haney

Last month, Prograis and Haney were confirmed to face each other on 9th December in San Francisco, California, for Prograis’ WBC Super Lightweight World Championship. Matchroom made the official announcement of the fight, which has been heavily discussed for several weeks, as well as an official date and venue. The 140-pound fight for the green and gold belt will take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

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Haney, the reigning undisputed champion at 135 will be making his debut at 140 and during a recent interview with BoxingScene.com, revealed that he himself insisted to have Prograis as his opponent for the fight as he opines the 34-year-old is the best in the division.

“I feel like it’s the right time for me to move up,” said Haney in the interview. “Every fight, you know, comes with its challenges. But my body was just – it was hard to make 135. I wanna see how I feel at 140. Obviously, I still have the belts at 135. You know, it’s still big fights at 135.”

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“But right now, it’s a chance for me to become a two-division champ at 140. No matter who it was, you know, I was willing to fight whoever at 140. You know, Regis stepped up to the plate. And I feel like Regis is also the best guy at 140. So, I’m happy I’m going into my first fight at 140 against the guy I feel like is the best at 140,” he added.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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