Devin Haney to Make a Whopping $3 Million Against Jorge Linares

Published 03/10/2021, 3:00 PM EST


It seems Devin Haney is set to enter the ring this May against the veteran Jorge Linares. Haney will defend his WBC lightweight title against Linares, and this will be his second prime title defense. That said, Haney is expected to see a cosmic surge in his purse for this fight.

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According to Mike Coppinger, Haney might receive a handsome paycheck of $3 million in this title defense fight. This will be more than his last purse of $2 million, which earned against Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Coppinger tweeted, “Sources: Devin Haney set to earn $3 million for his May fight against Jorge Linares. The rising star made $2 million for his November bout against Yuriorkis Gamboa. At 22, Haney already one of the best paid in the game.”

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The ‘Dream’ is just 22 and has a vast career lying ahead of him. Despite that, Haney is viewing exuberant success in his early stages of the sport.

With a clean track record of 25-0, the American boxer has stormed to the peak of the lightweight division. His approach towards the game and ability to read his opponents has given him cracking success.

The San Francisco native wants to unify the division. Moreover, he wants to touch gloves with other undefeated champions in the roster to solidify his reign in modern boxing.

Moving into a fight with Linares, Haney will have a monumental challenge in hand, as Linares has extensive experience and he won’t give it so easily to the champion.

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Can Devin Haney earn even bigger paychecks after the Jorge Linares fight?

Jorge Linares has hung around the sport for a while, showcasing a 47-5 record. To beat someone as rugged as him, a boxer needs extremely staggering skill sets.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Haney(red and white trunks) celebrates with his coach after beating Zaur Abdullaev(Red and black trunks) by doctor stoppage for The WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

Haney has all the weapons in his arsenal to beat the Venezuela fighter, but he’ll have to dig in real deep to achieve that ‘W’.

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If the ‘Dream’ gets past the toughest opponent of his life, needless to say, he might earn even bigger amounts in the future.

That said, it’ll be intriguing to see if Haney inherits an offensive or defensive approach to tackle Linares.

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Do you envision Haney winning this fight? Can Haney increase his brand value with a win over Jorge Linares?

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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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