Adrien Broner says Haney will be vulnerable against Tank Davis’ power
By Jim Calfa: Adrien Broner says Devin Haney will be just as vulnerable to getting hit with Gervonta Davis’ powerful left hands as he was when the two sparred and Tank was landing huge shots with 16-oz gloves on.
If that same punch from Tank Davis hits Haney with smaller gloves, he’s going to be knocked out. Broner notes that Vasyl Lomachenko was hitting Haney frequently with lefts in their 12-round contest last month.
Adrien believes that if Gervonta was the one landing all those punches instead of Loma, Haney would have been in trouble because he has far more power.
At this point, it’s unknown if Haney and Tank Davis will ever fight. Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) is thought to be going up to 140 to make it easier on himself to make weight for his fights.
After Haney rehydrated for thee Lomachenko fight, he resembled a welterweight inside the ring. The disparity in size between the fighters was enormous.
“Yeah, I still think he lands that shot,” said Adrien Broner to Fighthype when asked if Gervonta Davis would land a big shot on Devin Haney if they fought just like he did during their sparring session.
“With Devin, I have a personal relationship with him and his dad. I don’t dislike them at all. I’m 100% proud of Devin. Everyone is bad-mouthing him, but I think he did enough to win the fight [against Vasyl Lomachenko], and I’m glad he won the fight. But when it comes to Tank, I don’t think none of those guys will beat him.
“He has the talent that all of them got. They all have the same amount of talent, but he [Gervonta] got that together thing that they don’t got it. Yeah, exactly,” said Broner about Tank Davis having power that Haney doesn’t have.
“They all got speed. People don’t know or look, but Tank’s feet are so good. His footwork is great. A lot of people don’t see this s**t, but I think he’s got that thing that they don’t. That one-punch knockout power.
“It’s good when you got it. It can get you out of a lot of s**t,” said Broner about hand speed. “You will see it June 9th. It will be on display, for sure,” said Adrien about his speed for his fight this Friday night against Bill Hutchinson in Miami on FITE.
“It might be worse,” said Broner when told by the interviewer that he wants to see the 2012 version of Adrien that beat Antonio Demarco at lightweight. “Just don’t miss it. It’s going to be great.
“That’s definitely on the hitlist, but right now, we’re just worried bout Bill Hutchinson,” said Adrien when asked if he’s interested in fighting WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis.
“I’m not even thinking about it. I’m just focused, but if the knockout presents itself, of course, I’ll take it. We’re just focusing on being victorious.
“It’s amazing. Like I said, it’s a dream come true. I always wanted to work with Don King since I was a kid, and now I’m working with Don King. It’s just another part of my story.
“He’s going to handle all my s**t outside the ring, and I’m going to handle everything I need to do inside the ring. That’s Don King you’re talking about. Put some respect on him.
“AB is back, ‘The Problem’ is back, June 9th. Let’s get it,” said Broner.
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