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Haney fury as champ taunts him online

Sports 06 Dec, 2023 Follow News

Devil Haney wants to be a two-time world champ

Devin Haney is one of the most talented fighters in world boxing and on Saturday he gets a chance to confirm that.

The brilliant San Franciscan challenges world champ Regis Prograis who has been taunting him on social media.

Prograis, 34, promised Haney on X “You getting beat the f--- up” and “I’m about to f--- up so many people’s plans” during the fight build up. Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) pointed out during an open workout recently at the Top Rank Gym that Prograis (29-1, 24 KOs) hasn’t been as abusive when they’ve come face to face in promoting the fight for Prograis’ WBC super lightweight title at Chase Center in San Francisco.

Haney, 25, has relinquished his IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight titles, which indicates just how confident he is that he’ll beat Prograis in the former undisputed 135-pound champion’s debut as a 140-pound junior welterweight. Haney is a 4-1 favourite to beat Prograis, a two-time 140-pound champion.

In addition to his edge in experience, Prograis, from New Orleans, is considered the harder puncher. The powerful southpaw has knocked out 80 percent of his opponents, compared to Haney’s 50 percent.

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