Adrien Broner calls out Devin Haney, Wants Smoke And More

By KenWoods123 - 01/17/2024 - Comments

Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner took to Instagram today to call out WBC light welterweight champion Devin Haney, saying he wants him to send the contract for him to sign for a fight.

As desperate as Devin’s dad, Bill Haney, has been acting lately, trying to hustle up fights against Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, both of his son’s league popularity-wise, he might take the 34-year-old Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) up on his offer. It’s not like Haney has better options.

Broner trashed Haney’s ability to punch, saying he “can’t punch his way out of a wet paper bag,’ which many boxing fans would agree with. He hadn’t scored a knockout in years since 2019, when he stopped Antonio Moran.

AB isn’t ranked in the top 15 at 140, but that probably won’t be an issue for Haney because there’s a good chance he’ll move up to 147 rather than stay at 147 if he can’t get a fight with Ryan Garcia or Tank.

Broner: Send the Contract

“Bill Haney, if you want to get your son, Devin Haney, messed up, send the contract; I ain’t never ran from no man in boxing. Why would I run from your son? He can’t punch himself out of a wet paper bag. Stop all that cap because I’m with the stuff, and I want all the smoke. Show me the dotted line!!!!!” said Adrien Broner on Instagram, calling out Devin Haney for a fight.

Those fights are unrealistic, given Haney’s 50K PPV numbers for his last contest in December against Regis Prograis. Haney can’t escape those poor PPV numbers when negotiating a fight with the popular fighters he wants to face. It’s not enough that Devin holds the WBC 140-lb title and used to be an undisputed 135-lb champion. Those belts mean zero for negotiating.

Haney’s Options:

  • Sandor Martin: Devin must fight him to keep his WBC 140-lb title because it’s mandatory and due.
  • Mario Barrios: Haney would have to move up to 147 to fight Barrios for his WBC interim welterweight title, which fans view as a weak move. Barrios isn’t one of the famous fighters in the welterweight division.
  • Keith Thurman: 35-year-old former welterweight champion ‘One Time’ hasn’t fought in two years, and whatever popularity he once had is gone.