“Gervonta Davis Could Be My Mandatory. If He Want It…”: Devin Haney

Published 06/23/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

Devin Haney is eager to face WBA regular lightweight champion, Gervonta Davis. He wants the latter to become his mandatory opponent.

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The youngest undisputed champion in the four-belt era, Haney is at the top of the world. The 23-year-old champ is fearlessly calling our world-class opponents like ‘Tank’ Davis.

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He is coming out of an amazing win over confident George Kambosos Jr. In a 12-round battle, Haney tore apart then unified champion Kambosos under the lights of Marvel Stadium in Australia under odd conditions. This has improved his record to 28.

After clinching WBC, WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring Magazine title, ‘The Dreamer’ has become a hotspot of boxing. The Boxing world seems interested in knowing the plans of the champ, his next fight, his next opponent and many more things as Haney has a 3 fight deal with Top Ranks.

Discussing the same, recently Oakland boxer made a big announcement on the ‘Million Dollaz Worth of Game’ podcast.
He said, “Gervonta Davis could be my mandatory. If he wants it, he can get it. He can become my mandatory. He can push for it.”

Earlier this month, Haney announced the name of opponents he wanted to face next. According to Haney, his first choice as of now is to make a fight with either former unified champion Vasyl Lomachenko or southpaw gun Gervonta Davis.

George Kambosos Jr on a rematch with Devin Haney

Though Kambosos caught the limelight by thrashing former champ, Teofimo Lopez, His reign remained short-lived as he lost his throne to Haney in a highly anticipated showdown.

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However, ‘The Emperor’ accepted his defeat and activated the rematch clause.

Recently, he told NewsCorp, “Yes, the rematch is happening, 100 percent. I have activated the rematch clause. The Emperor is dead, but Ferocious is still alive and I will be back.”

Furthermore, he added, “We haven’t finalized a venue. There’s options for Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. It will be in Australia which is great. I know I can win a rematch. I will make some changes and this is my destiny to show how great I am and get those belts back.”

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Many fans along with Haney have considered the rematch to be unnecessary because of Haney’s domination of Kambosos Jr. At the same time, Kambosos Jr. has every right to a rematch because of the clause signed during the 1st fight, which granted him a rematch in case he lost the 1st fight. Additionally, he seems confident in his abilities to reclaim the titles he lost in Australia.

What do you think of a rematch between Haney and Kambosos Jr? Do you think Haney will face Davis later? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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