World Boxing Council lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney, fights “Ferocious” George Kambosos Jr. WBO, WBA, IBF lightweight champion, and WBC Franchise exponent, for supremacy of the 135 pounds division on Saturday June 4 at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
The 23-year-old American with an undefeated record of 27-0-0 with 15 KO’s is one of the most gifted boxers of today.
Devin moved to Las Vegas with his family as a child. The first time he entered a gym was when he was seven years old. His father took him after a fistfight at school and told him that there he would find more boys wanting to hit each other. He still did not imagine that he was forming a future world champion.
Haney began modestly, diligently learning his trade through a tough apprenticeship in Mexico, because initially the State of California denied him a license because he was just seventeen. You can see and assess some of his fledgling fights on Youtube.
His Mexican influence is such that his father has commented: “We went to Tijuana for boxing, we know the spirit, and the energy that it means. We grew up in the (San Francisco) Bay Area, and we have Hispanic friends as neighbors. They defend what they represent. So I have a deep respect for the Hispanic community and for Mexicans.”
Devin Haney won the WBC lightweight title defeating Zaur Abdullaev in September 2019. He has defended the Green and Gold Belt six times and has defeated former world champions in his last three fights. This next one is going to be a classic!