Devin Haney said he’d like to face Gervonta Davis next after his impressive twelve round unanimous decision victory over WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis last Saturday night at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
Haney now has his laser sights set on a fight with Tank Davis, and he’s counting on him agreeing to face him rather than continuing to bad-mouth the idea.
If Tank (29-0, 27 KOs) wants a massive payday and a chance to prove himself as the ‘Face of Boxing,’ he’ll agree to the fight with Haney next.
When asked about his thoughts on a match against Tank Davis, Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) said it’s “The best fight in boxing.” Devin feels that a fight between him and Tank would be a major draw in the sport, and he wants him to take the challenge.
There would be major hurdles that would need to be overcome for a fight between Tank & Haney to overcome for a fight between them to happen.
Tank would likely insist on Haney agreeing to these things:
- Returning to 135
- Rehydration clause
- Purse split in Tank’s favor
- East Coast venue
Haney defeated Prograis by the scores 120-107 x 3 in their headliner on DAZN PPV. The win earned Haney his second-division world title, vaulting him to the top of the sport as one of the biggest names.
Unfortunately, Tank hasn’t shown enthusiasm towards facing Haney or any top fighters. Devin’s dad, Bill Haney, criticized Tank for taking “Insignificant fights” and charging “astronomical” amounts of money off fans to see the mismatches.
Devin Haney: “I want to make the biggest & the best fights happen. If it [fighting WBO light welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez] makes sense, then we can make the fight happen,” Devin said at the post-fight press conference after his win over Regis Prograis last Saturday night.
“Like I said, I want the biggest fights for the most money. Tank don’t want to fight because if he really wanted to fight, he would be trying to build up instead of knocking it down or saying I’m only selling because of this or that.
“If he really wanted to fight me, he would be making it. It’s [fight with Gervonta] a big fight and the best fight for boxing.”
Bill Haney: “You don’t have to down the other fighter to validate what you are and what you bring to the table. Tank and his team have consistently lied to the people.
“They created this narrative that just because you made money and you charged the people some astronomical money for a fight that you know the guy is going to lose because obviously, the betting line doesn’t even reflect what the guy is charging.”
It would seem pretty obvious why Tank is critical of a fight with Haney. He doesn’t believe he can win, so he’s criticizing. It’s like ‘The Fox & the Grapes‘ story.
Tank is in the role of the fox, deciding he WON’T be successful against Haney, so he devalues the fight. In other words, ‘You hate what you can’t have.’
“So, a message to all of the fans. Stop letting Tank and his team p*** on your head and tell you it’s rain with these insignificant fights, saying it’s for the culture. Devin represents culture and represents boxing and what boxing should be and what boxing is,” said Bill Haney.
Bill is right. Tank has been fighting lesser opposition from day one, padding his record against lesser fighters and making massive cash on fights with zero entertainment value.