Lightweight champ Devin Haney arrested on felony weapon possession charges, released on $35K bail

According to TMZ Sports, Devin Haney, the lightweight boxing champion, was arrested on Thursday in Los Angeles. The arrest came after police pulled over a vehicle in which Haney was a passenger, citing failure to signal and an unsafe lane change.

During the stop, officers discovered a semi-automatic handgun beneath the driver’s seat, with no one taking ownership of the weapon. As Haney is the registered owner of the car. He was subsequently taken into custody on a felony charge of possessing a concealed weapon.

The 24-year-old boxer was released on Thursday morning after a $35,000 bail. This could come as a blow to the boxer’s reputation who solidified his standing as one of the world’s premier pound-for-pound boxers with a unanimous decision victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko in May.


Devin Haney released on $35K bail after being arrested for gun charge

Haney, aged 24, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and has been released on $35,000 bond. According to online court records, a municipal court date has been set for August 3rd.

Bill Haney, Devin’s father, trainer, and manager, informed ESPN that Devin was in the back seat of the vehicle during the traffic stop.

Despite a recent challenge from Teofimo Lopez, who initially mentioned retirement after defeating Josh Taylor in June. Devin will likely need to prioritize dealing with his current legal situation.

TMZ Sports has reported that he is scheduled to appear in court in August for a hearing related to the arrest that took place on Thursday.

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Haney’s father/trainer Bill Haney on Devin’s arrest, gun incident

“It’s a misunderstanding that will be solved when Devin goes to court,” Haney’s father, trainer and manager, Bill Haney, told ESPN. “It’s unfortunate that he was arrested with his armed licensed security. And I’m confident things are going to be worked out.”

According to his father, Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KOs), who is based in Las Vegas, was a passenger in the back seat of his vehicle when it was stopped by the police during a routine traffic stop.

The talented boxer recently achieved arguably the most significant triumph of his career, securing a decision victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko in May. At 24 years old, Haney holds the top spot as ESPN’s best fighter in the 135-pound division and is ranked as the 9th best pound-for-pound boxer overall.

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