Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares Getting Set For May 15

Published 03/06/2021, 11:00 AM EST


Devin Haney has solidified his spot at the lightweight division, by adding constant wins to his name. The WBC champion always roots for colossal challenges and rugged opponents. And it seems that Haney is getting set to confront his biggest opponent to date.

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Recently his promoter, Eddie Hearn, was in a chat with iFL TV. Here, he talked about inking the Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares fight for May 15.

He stated that this fight is ‘pretty much agreed and ready to go’ on the above-mentioned date. Moreover, he also said talked about approaching the Ukrainian, Vasyl Lomachenko, for a fight with Devin Haney, if the latter gets past Linares. (h/t Michael Benson).

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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 last fought in November 2020 against Yuriorkis Gamboa. The ‘Dream’ scored a comfortable unanimous decision win in that fight. Ever since then, he’s been on the lookout for another stout contender to challenge him for his WBC belt. This is predominantly why Eddie Hearn is looking to align him with the veteran Jorge Linares.

It is worth noting that there is no mention of Ryan Garcia despite ‘KingRy’ being mandatory for ‘The Dream’.

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Can Devin Haney get past Jorge Linares?

Linares has hung around the sport for a while and also held belts in multiple weight classes. He has a cracking pro-boxing record of 47-5. And by far, he’s the most experienced pugilist who will touch gloves with Devin Haney. The 35-year-old will look forward to maximizing this opportunity he’s earned and give Haney his first pro-boxing loss.

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However, confronting the undefeated American won’t be so easy. He’s a young force in the sport who has overpowered every opponent he’s faced. ‘The Dream’ will move forward and throw big shots at Linares, and the latter will have to prove his worth by stifling the threat of the young sensation.

It will unquestionably prove to be an alluring matchup as the two lion-hearted boxers will take on each other in their prime.

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Who will you be rooting for in this fight? Can Haney get past the toughest test of his career?

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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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