Big Test For Haney Headlines May 29 On DAZN
Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares has been within the works ever for the reason that groups of Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney each expressed their want to satisfy additional down the road. Garcia is the obligatory challenger for Devin Haney however won’t name for the battle proper now as he would somewhat wait until Haney-Garcia turns into a much bigger industrial battle.
As a outcome, Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares will mark a voluntary defence of the WBC Lightweight Title for Haney (as he’s allowed to take action) earlier than he’s ordered to battle his second obligatory Javier Fortuna inside 90 days. Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares will headline the Matchroom USA present on DAZN on the Mandalay Bay Centre, Las Vegas with 50% Capacity.
Devin Haney was additionally in talks to battle Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko however Top Rank’s Bob Arum has acknowledged that the battle can be simpler to make when Haney is a free agent and so they can do this battle on ESPN and never DAZN. Arum has a promotional contract with Lomachenko and due to this fact Haney-Lomachenko can not happen with out TR’s involvement.
According to Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, Devin Haney will earn $3 Million for his Title Defence towards Linares. According to the CSAC, He made $1m to battle Santiago in November 2019 and several other experiences declare he made round $2m to battle Yuriorkis Gamboa in November 2020.
Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares: WBC Lightweight World Title
Devin Haney (25-0) began his professional profession in Mexico on the age of 17 and shortly constructed up an 18-0 report over two years taking simple studying fights.
Haney stepped up the degrees for the primary time in May 2018 and went on to headline 3 Showtime ShoBox playing cards in a row over 6 months constructing a profile and identify within the USA beneath the promotion of Showtime.
Haney then signed with comparatively new gamers within the USA market Matchroom and because of the pullout of Oleksandr Usyk had the chance to headline on DAZN on his Matchroom debut. He didn’t disappoint offering a knockout of the yr contender towards Antonio Moran.
Haney fought for the WBC Interim Title on the theatre at Madison Square Garden towards Zaur Abdullayev for the chance to battle Vasyl Lomachenko however the WBC controversially made Loma franchise champion after he beat Campbell so he may unify with Lopez and made Haney full champion.
He has made two voluntary defences so far with shutout factors victories and now takes the hardest check of his professional profession within the type of veteran Jorge Linares.
Jorge Linares (47-5) at 35 years of age is far more skilled than Haney however is much from is prime. He received his first world title 14 years in the past in 2007 however 3 stoppage losses in 7 fights derailed his run briefly. He grew to become a two-time champion in 2015 and went onto make 6 profitable title defences towards high opposition similar to Brits Luke Campbell and Anthony Crolla (x2).
He would then try to unify with P4P Star Vasyl Lomachenko and though misplaced by stoppage proved his pedigree by dropping the Ukrainian within the sixth and offering a 50/50 battle. Linares tried to maneuver as much as 140 however suffered a first-round TKO defeat and has determined to remain at 135.
Linares has regarded susceptible all through his profession struggling all 5 of his defeats by knockout and will very effectively be the proper high 10 light-weight for Haney to look good towards as Haney may cease Linares and a powerful assertion is far wanted after a few underwhelming performances.
Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares: May 29 on DAZN