There are three “rights” that Devin Haney needs before ensuring a return to Lightweight- the right fight, the right situation, and the right money.
There are still big fights at 135: Devin Haney
The undisputed champion at 135, who will be making a jump up to super lightweight and face the WBC champ Regis Prograis, is coming off a unanimous decision win over former unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko back in May, marking the second defense of his undisputed crown.
With him leaving for 140 for good, Haney insists that there are little reasons for him to consider a future comeback to Lightweight, but that can happen if he gets the right opponent, situation, as well as a well satiating fight purse.
“I’m just having fun, staying in shape. We don’t got no official date yet, but we’re staying in the gym, staying ready,” Haney told Thaboxinvoice. “According to Regis [Prograis], that was the original date in his contract that he signed for [October 28th]. “I didn’t know nothing about the November date until recently until Tyson Fury [vs. Francis Ngannou for Oct.28th] came about. Then Eddie [Hearn] said the venue for the second date. “I’m staying in the gym, ready for whoever, whenever. It’s been a long time coming,” said Haney about moving up to 140. “I’ve been at 130, 135. When I was in the amateurs, I was at 132. So, I’ve been at 130, 132, 135 since I was 16 years old. So, it’s been a long time coming.”
“Obviously, you’ve seen my body mature over the years as a pro, especially from the amateurs. So, it’s been a long time coming, but you never know. I might go back to 135. “There are still big fights at 135. So we got to see for the right fight and the right situation and right money, of course, and I’ll go back down.”
“They [WBC] made me ‘Champion in Recess,’ but they also gave me the chance to go up and fight for another belt. I got to respect their decision,” Haney worded on regarding WBC making him the ‘Champion in Recess’ tag at lightweight. “You never know. I might fight for the WBC at 135 again, and two-time undisputed. You never know.” [H/T Boxing News 24]