Devin Haney and Floyd Mayweather- What’s the Relationship Between the Undefeated Duo?

Published 05/26/2021, 4:00 PM EDT


The WBC lightweight champion, Devin Haney, shares an extensive relationship with boxing’s greatest of all time, Floyd Mayweather. The duo came in touch during a training session and they have only grown closer ever since.

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Before even beginning his pro-boxing career, Haney idolized Floyd Mayweather. In fact, he’s often talked extremely highly of ‘Pretty Boy’.

Haney first met Floyd Mayweather in 2020 during a virtual training session. Haney was always a fan of Mayweather and it was his long-time dream to be trained by ‘TBE’.

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That said, their virtual training sessions went on for a while, but two met in person for elevating their training sessions to another level.

Right after their first in-person workout session, the pair spent considerable time with each other, with Haney taking note of Mayweather’s teachings and suggestions.

With the kind of career that ‘TBE’ enjoyed in boxing, he was bound to get surrounded by so much love and attention from fellow pugilists.

His exemplary boxing skills made him a fan favorite in no time. And with that, ‘Pretty Boy’ inspired a generation of fighters. And one such fighter on that list was Devin Haney.

Until now, Haney was always on top with his effective game plan and strategies. However, that isn’t enough, ‘The Dream’ is seemingly hungry for more and just like Mayweather, he wishes to achieve greatness.

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The 22-year-old has been on a dream run ever since he donned the boxing gloves. ‘The Dream’ has dispatched every opponent he’s faced so far, consequently boasting of a record of 25-0.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – MAY 25: Devin Haney is introduced prior to boxing against Antonio Moran for the WBC and WBO Inter-Continental lightweight championship at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on May 25, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Haney’s approach to tackle his opponents has worked extremely well in his favor. And he wishes to get better with time.

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Keeping that in mind, it remains unquestionable that Haney is on his way to becoming a boxing great not unlike Floyd Mayweather.

With that, it’ll be vital to see how he keeps his composure on the top to become one of the biggest talents of the game. On a scale of 1-10, how much does Devin Haney’s fight style entice you?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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