Devin Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) nabbed his second world title in a different division, breezin’ through on Saturday night. He outclassed the WBC light welterweight champ, Regis Prograis (29-2, 24 KOs), with a twelve-round thrashing, unanimous decision.
Haney, only 25, strutted his stuff for the first time in front of his San Francisco crowd at the Chase Center. The lad was a spitting image of Floyd Mayweather Jr., crafty as ever with his jab, fancy footwork, and nifty defence. He outfoxed Prograis in their main event on DAZN PPV.
Haney’s strategy in the fight was a blend of precision, agility, and sheer boxing intelligence. His control over the bout from start to finish was a testament to his skill and preparation. He didn’t just win; he owned every minute of that fight.
What’s even more impressive is his adaptability. Moving up in weight and still displaying such dominance speaks volumes about his talent and dedication to the sport. Haney’s victory was a statement – a statement that he’s not just a top-contender, but a force to be reckoned with across multiple divisions.
The judges had it all one way, 120-107 across the board. Haney bossed every round, making it look like a walk in the park. Prograis? He seemed to chuck it in by round seven, proper down in the dumps, not daring enough to throw caution to the wind for a knockout chance.
Prograis’ trouble? He was dwarfed by Haney’s size. Haney, ballooned up to a middleweight’s heft, around 160 lbs. That’s a hefty size for any true 140-pounder to grapple with, especially against a unit like Haney, who’s already gabbing about stepping up to 147. Right move, that. He’s too massive for the 140s, same as he was for the 135s.
Not the most rollicking scrap for the action-hungry, but for those who fancy Mayweather’s crafty, hit-and-dodge style, it was a right treat.