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“He’s About to Embarrass…”: Heated Argument Between Devin Haney and Regis Prograis’ Trainer Ahead of December Fight Leaves Fans Hyped Up

Published 10/19/2023, 10:00 AM EDT

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Regis Prograis‘ strength coach, Evins Tobler, believes Devin Haney lacks the necessary attributes, particularly in terms of his chin and power. Moreover, he believes that Haney is headed for a loss when he competes for the WBC light welterweight title on December 9th at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. According to Tobler, Haney’s professional record, despite being 30-0 with 15 KOs, is inflated and built on fights against subpar opponents. He claims that only four of Haney’s fights can be considered “real,” with the rest being against lower-quality fighters.

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In a video that recently surfaced on YouTube, the two can be seen going back and forth during a press conference for the upcoming Haney-Prograis bout. Moreover, he added, “Devin Haney had 30 fights, he knocked out 15 bums. He’s only have four fights.” He questions Haney’s ability to stop someone like Regis Prograis, emphasizing that Haney lacks both a solid chin and knockout power.

Not only that, he called Haney and his father “vulture” claiming Prograis is going to knock the former champion out. He stated that ‘The Dream’ and his father like to “sit around” and wait for his opponents to “make a mistake” in order to capitalize on it. Meanwhile, Haney too fired back at the trainer asking how many fighters he himself had knocked out.


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The anticipation builds up as Devin Haney and Prograis’ trainer get involved in the heated exchange

In the lead-up to their December showdown, Devin Haney and Regis Prograis’ trainer engaged in a fiery exchange that had fans eagerly anticipating the fight. One fan predicts a tactical match, with Haney dominating the first ten rounds, a late scare in the 11th, and Haney clinging to a 12-round victory. They anticipate a post-fight showdown with Shakur, stating, “Haney say Shakur you next in a scary manner”.

Another fan finds it amusing that critics discuss Haney’s chin but ignore that he’s never been knocked down. The fan added, “he’s about to embarrass Regis. Regis is good but It’s levels to this beyond focusing on power.”


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Someone else looked at the upcoming fight with a much more objective view. They wrote, “Good fight. Regis needs a KO to win. Haney has to avoid getting caught on the ropes. Devin wins by decision”.

Meanwhile, one fan agreed with the statement that Devin Haney has been waiting for opponents on the decline. He wrote, “Finally some tells the true!! Devin only waiting on people on decline!”.

One fan stated that even though he is not a fan of the former champion he believes, “Devin gon smoke him”.


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Another fan pointed out that the trainer managed to trigger Haney, writing, “Really got under Devin’s skin.”

As the anticipation for the upcoming fight builds, it’s clear that the fans are expecting an intense battle between the two. Come December 5th the result will be out for everyone to see. What are your thoughts about the situation? Do share your thoughts in the comments.


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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal