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Devin Haney Next Fight: 3 Opponents For ‘The Dreams’ Comeback Fight, Including Redemption Against Ryan Garcia

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Some fresh Devin Haney next fight should arrive in the next few months. While boxing fans wait to see just how the WBC junior welterweight champion responds to his first professional defeat, we offer three potential opponents for “The Dream” and review his shocking loss to Ryan Garcia.

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Who will Devin Haney next fight be against?

While Haney’s majority decision loss to Ryan Garcia has now been overturned to a no contest, the damage has been done to his body and brand. While previously discussed high profile meetings with the likes of Gervonta “Tank” Davis or Shakur Stevenson are likely off of the table, Garcia’s PED tests and three-pound weight miss are impossible to ignore.

  • Ryan Garcia: With the results from their fight officially stricken from the record, it makes sense for both men to run it back. Garcia would want to prove that the first time wasn’t fluke while Haney wants an opportunity against a clean “King Ry.” But it will have to wait until after Garcia’s yearlong suspension.
  • Alberto Puello vs. Sandor Martin winner: After Haney told the WBC that he needed time away from competition, a fight to determine a new champion was ordered. It only seems logical that Haney would be high on the priority list for either Puello or Martin.
  • Rolando Romero: Romero, who was recently knocked out by Isaac Cruz, finds himself in a similar position to Haney. Perhaps bringing them together is the right move.

Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia Recap

After claiming gold in his junior welterweight debut in his hometown of San Francisco last December, Haney sought a new level of stardom with a title defense against the popular Ryan Garcia.  

The Build-Up: When the fight was signed, oddsmakers gave Haney the slight edge. However, many pundits quickly dismissed Garcia’s chances citing Haney’s superior technical acumen and more disciplined approach. But as fight night drew closer, the odd and sometimes troubling behavior of Garcia led most, including sportsbooks, to side with the original detractors of the fight.

What Happened: Despite the chorus of naysayers, “King Ry” exceeded expectations. With his blinding hand speed, aggression, and signature left hook, Garcia knocked down Haney three times en route to a majority decision. 

The Fallout: We have yet to see just how the setback will affect Haney. While he didn’t lose his belt that night in Brooklyn, it’s impossible to unsee what happened in the ring. Hopefully, his memory is short so he can resume adding to already impressively resume without a dark cloud over his head.

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Even without a long highlight reel of knockouts, Haney’s skill and consistent ability to outclass his opposition has made him one of boxing’s biggest and most talented fighters. Having similar success in a heavier division only cements his place even further and he continues to add to an already impressive resume.

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  • Devin Haney record: 31-0, 1 NC (15 knockouts, 16 decisions)
  • Devin Haney weight: “The Dream” held titles at lightweight and super lightweight, which cap at 135 and 140 respectively
  • Haney has had seven successful world title defenses
  • He has wins over Vasily Lomanchenko, George Kambosos Jr., Joseph Diaz, and Jorge Linares
  • Haney made his US television debut on his 19th birthday with a ninth-round stoppage of Mason Menard.

Devin Haney Net Worth

Haney’s success in the ring has helped the Bay Area native reach an estimated net worth of $6 million.

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