Devin Haney will try to give a big step towards glory when he encounters undefeated star Zaur Abdullaev in a final elimination bout for the World Boxing Council lightweight title on Friday, September 13 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York, with live broadcast by DAZN and Sky Sports.
Haney (22-0 14 KOs) made an electrifying debut with Matchroom Boxing USA and DAZN in May, defeating Mexican Antonio Moran via a spectacular knockout in the seventh round in Maryland.
Haney, who’s a Las Vegas resident and ranked 2 on the WBC lists, will fight for the first time in New York.
For his part, Abdullaev (11-0 7 KOs), number 4 in the WBC rankings, won the Silver crown in his ninth professional fight in April 2018. This will be his first fight outside his homeland.
The winner of this attractive match must face the winner of the expected clash between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell.