“He Is Canelo Weight Right Now”: Devin Haney’s Tremendous Muscle Gain Ahead of Regis Prograis Fight at 140 Leaves Fans in Awe

Published 10/22/2023, 5:43 AM EDT

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Devin Haney will face off against Regis Prograis in December this year. Haney is the WBC lightweight champion, but he decided to climb up to 140 pounds, aiming for Regis’ WBC World Super-Lightweight title. For the same reason, Haney has been working hard to make the heavier weight limit. By the looks of a recent image of him shared on X (formerly Twitter), his progress in gaining significant muscle mass is unmistakable. 

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Furthermore, during their recent launch press conference, a potential feud started brewing as Regis accused Haney of paying off people to scrub an initial career loss. While the pair made headlines for that previously, Haney has stormed the internet now because of his impressive physique. Recently, the boxing editor for talkSport, Michael Benson, took to X, sharing an image of Haney alongside a caption that read, “Devin Haney preparing for his move up to super-lightweight to challenge Regis Prograis on Dec 9th.” As the post began circulating on the platform, fans expressed their astonishment, witnessing Haney’s impressive transformation.

Fans rally behind Devin Haney as an imposing picture comes to light

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Since the image appeared on X today, it has collected 867 likes, over 133K views, more than 70 reposts, and 32 comments. The excitement for Haney’s new physique is unmistakable in the comment section as fans draw comparisons, compliment, and predict the upcoming fight.

One user compared Haney’s weight with the undisputed champion Saul Canelo Alvarez. But it’s important to note that ‘Cinnamon’ weighed in somewhere around 167 lbs in his last fight against Jermell Charlo. Seemingly, the comment from the user is an over-exaggeration of Haney’s physical transformation.

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The next user suggested Haney’s significant weight gain would prove troublesome for Regis during their fight in December. Interestingly, it’s a common perception that fighters moving up weight classes are at a disadvantage. But that doesn’t seem to be the case for Haney, the lightweight champion.

Another user, shocked by Haney’s weight gain, questioned if Haney is aware the fight is in super lightweight and not in super welterweight. The perception of the user might be because of a sudden change in Haney’s weight.

Someone else suggested Haney is never going back to 135 lbs weight division. Nonetheless, Haney might entertain the idea of returning to 135 lbs should he lose the upcoming fight against Prograis. 

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One user confidently asserted Haney seems to be at his peak physical shape in the picture. It’s worth mentioning that heavier weight doesn’t always translate to better performance in the boxing ring. However, given Haney’s past performances, Haney could dominate the upcoming fight, as is the consensus among fans. 

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Haney’s unbelievable transformation ahead of his fight against Prograis has left the boxing world in utter disbelief. But will the extra pounds work in his favor is yet to be seen? What do you think about Haney’s transformation? Do you think Prograis stands a chance?

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Sudeep Sinha

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Sudeep Sinha is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. With a rich background as a content writer for various companies, Sudeep's journey as a sports writer has been driven by his unwavering fascination with boxing and its multifaceted appeal. For Sudeep, boxing represents the perfect blend of athleticism, strategy, and a profound connection to the human spirit.
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