Devin Haney supposedly gearing up to ‘fight best fighters’ like Josh Taylor

Devin Haney is open to returning to Australia for his undisputed lightweight rematch against George Kambosos Jr., while also being open to vacating his belts and to move up to 140lbs.

Last Saturday, Devin Haney entered the ring against George Kambosos Jr. as the WBC, but when he walked out of the ring, he had all four belts. Haney showed a lot of calmness, and was able to overwhelm and control the Australian to quell any perceived home advantage.

If the former champion insists on a rematch, Haney has no choice but to comply, but he is also open to moving up a weight class from 135 lbs to 140 lbs as he is apparently interested in fighting best fighters.

“I don’t know,” Haney said. “I’ve gotta talk to the team, meet with Bob [Arum], Top Rank, Lou [DiBella], my dad, and figure out what’s next, what makes the most sense for us and my career. 

“So, I mean, we’re not ruling out anything. I’m willing to fight whoever, wherever. Everything just has to make sense to me and the team, but you know, we’re not ruling out anything. We wanna fight the best fighters in the world. And we’ll see. We’ve just gotta sit down and talk, and go over things.”

As the undisputed lightweight champ is in search of an alternative option instead of squaring off for a rematch with Kambosos, he is eyeing to move up to light-welterweight division where he wants a face-off with opponents like unified light-welterweight champion Josh Taylor.

Taylor currently has multiple belts in his possession, wrapping WBO, IBF and WBC belts around his waist but was forced to strip off WBA belt. A fight between Haney and Taylor should pique the interest of a lot of fans. Besides the titles, the fight would also put Haney’s unbeaten streak on the line.

Shadman Ishrak

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