Devin Haney discloses that only potential bout vs Shakur Stevenson or Gervonta Davis is keeping him at 135

As Devin Haney prepares hard for his upcoming fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko on May 20th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fans and detractors are wondering alike if this will be his last fight in the lightweight division. Haney has been dominant at 135 pounds, but many believe he will move up to junior welterweight after this fight, win or lose.

However, Haney has stated that he will only stay at 135 for one reason: to face Shakur Stevenson or Gervonta “Tank” Davis. Devin declared his intention to take on Stevenson or Davis to ESPN Deportes, saying, “The only way I’m going to stay at 135 is because of guys like Stevenson, or guys like Tank.”

Devin Haney

Devin Haney: Moving Up in Weight and Facing Major Challenges Ahead

Haney has been open about his desire to put on weight. Also, he claims that ever since he hit his present weight of 135 pounds at the age of 16, his body has been changing.

“I don’t plan to be here much longer,” Haney said. “My body has been maturing. I have the best team in boxing. I have a great nutritionist, I’m going through all the steps to do it successfully, but you never know what happens in the ring. I feel good, I feel healthy, I feel strong.”

After Haney’s recent victory over Shuichiro Yoshino, Stevenson called him out for a world title showdown. The challenge hardly seemed to surprise Haney, who said,

“That’s what he was supposed to say. [Shakur] is a competitor. Now we’re in the same weight class. I’m the champion with all the belts, that’s what he was supposed to say.”

In context, Devin Haney’s forthcoming matchup with Vasiliy Lomachenko is a turning point in his career and might set his course in the lightweight class.

Dedication, Determination, and Domination: The Rise of Boxing’s Next Superstar, Haney

With the possibility of moving up in weight looming, Haney knows that he must make the most of his time at 135 pounds. Only big fights against the likes of Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis will keep him in the division, and he is ready to take on all comers.

Haney has the potential to become a boxing superstar due to his commitment to training and constant faith in his skills. Devin looks ready to continue his pursuit for greatness and establish his legacy in the combat sports industry whether he stays at lightweight or moves up to another weight class.

Kushal Shinde

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