Devin Haney Willing to Fight Gervonta Davis on December 5

Published 11/01/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney looks on during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)


Rolando Romero and Gervonta Davis’ fight is all set to grace the bright lights on December 5. However, a few days back Romero was involved in some allegations, and this brings in dark clouds on his fight with Davis. With that, if this fight gets canceled by any means, ‘Tank’ will be left without an opponent.

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However, the WBC champ, Devin Haney, is ready to sneak into this fight and take ‘Rolly’s place to fight Davis. Recently, Haney’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, declared that the WBC lightweight champ would be willing to fight Davis on December 5th.

On top of that, Haney even has some different plans, and that is to confront the WBC interim lightweight champ, Joseph Diaz, on December 4th instead. But, ‘Jo Jo’ hasn’t inked the contract yet.

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Initially, Diaz was supposed to face Ryan Garcia for his interim title defense. But, ‘King Ry’ pulled out of the fight due to an injury.

For now, the lightweight division seems to be in a total mess and the champions are waiting to defend their titles, thus maintaining an active stint. That said, Haney too wants to remain active by defending his WBC throne, and he’s even ready to lock horns with fellow undefeated star, Gervonta Davis.

The possibility of the Davis vs Haney fight seems less likely because ‘Tank’s fight with Romero is still alive. That said, the only viable option for ‘The Dream’ is going toe to toe with Joseph Diaz for his next outing. Haney fought last in May this year, and since then, he’s expressed a desire to maintain a busy schedule.

Should Devin Haney really take a fight against Joseph Diaz?

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Haney wants to remain active with his title defenses, and until now, he’s defended his throne twice successfully.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney trains during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

But in order to cement his legacy at the lightweights, ‘The Dream’ will have to be more frequent with his title defenses. That said, a fight with Diaz is important for his reign in the 135-pound division.

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Also, alongside his title defenses, Haney will also have to look at the wider picture, i.e. a title unification bout ahead. There’s a lot on the line for Haney and it’ll be exciting to see what he comes up with next.

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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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