The Devin Haney next fight news has finally arrived. The WBC junior welterweight champion will return in April for the first defense of his new crown against one of boxing’s biggest stars.
Who will Devin Haney next fight be against?
After moving his record to 31-0 with a dominant decision win over Regis Prograis in December, “The Dream” will put his belt and undefeated record on the line against Ryan Garcia. After weeks of negotiations, Haney’s father and coach Bill Haney confirmed that both parties agreed to terms.
How to Watch Haney vs. Garcia in April
- Haney vs. Garcia will headline a pay-per-view card on April 20
- The fight will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada
- The event will air exclusively on DAZN PPV
Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia Preview
Just a week before Haney’s title win over Prograis, Garcia rebounded from his first professional loss with a knockout over Oscar Duarte. Shortly afterwards, a social media back and forth ensued leading up to the news.
Amateur Rivals: While this will be the first time Haney and Garcia will meet as professionals, the two have competed against each other on the amateur circuit several times, most notably in the 2014 US National Junior Championships. Haney defeated Garcia via decision.
Star Power vs Resume: While Haney is the more accomplished fighter as two-division champion, Garcia and his 10 million plus Instagram followers represents his most popular opponent. After edging Vasily Lomanchenko and jumping up to junior welterweight, Haney has scored an even higher-profile fight that can not only add to his legacy, but hopefully propel him to new heights of fame and earning power.
The Bottom Line: Haney is seeking to establish the same dominant presence he had at lightweight while maximizing returns as a self-promoted free agent. Golden Boy Promotions’ Garcia, who once held an interim lightweight belt, will be competing for his first undisputed world title in hopes of putting his 2023 KO loss to Gervonta Davis further in the rearview mirror.
What Makes Devin Haney So Popular?
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.
- Devin Haney record: 31-0 (15 knockouts, 16 decisions)
- Devin Haney weight: “The Dream” holds 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.