The current undisputed lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) will fight against ex-champion in two categories of compatriot Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs), but this will not happen soon .
At least, if everything goes according to plan, voiced by Devin’s father and coach, Bill Haney.
“The fights against Shakur and Tank (Davis) are as big as they were against Lomachenko. They’re all big guys in their own way, their styles make the fights,” Bill said. “Shakur is already an elite fighter that is worth negotiating against. It could potentially be a light weight, but I think 63.5kg or 66.7kg is more likely. It’s a big fight that doesn’t need a title (on the line).”
“If Devin rises to 63.5 kg, he will look for an opportunity to become an absolute champion there, while Shakur will do the same at 61.2 kg,” Haney Sr. confidently looks into tomorrow. – Devin will rise to 66.7 kg, and Shakur will try to become the absolute champion at 63.5 kg. Eventually they will reach a plateau where there will be no more growth, at 66.7 kg. It looks like this super fight will take place at 66.7 kg on equal terms.”
We add that Haney’s next fight should be against the Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko. The target date has already been set.