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“Humble Of Devin To Learn From A Guy That Beat Him”: Devin Haney’s Recent Tennis Ball Training Clip Ahead Of Regis Prograis Fight Causes Stir Among Fans

Published 09/18/2023, 4:34 PM EDT

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On 20 May this year, Devin Haney went into the ring in a bid to defend his lightweight titles against challenger Vasiliy Lomachenko. And he did exactly that. At the end of the night, the bout saw him retain his titles through a unanimous decision win. Everything appeared to be unfolding according to his expectations until the audience erupted in protest against the results.

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A majority of boxing fans were not satisfied with the judges’ decision. The victory in favor of Haney was branded as robbery by some sections of boxing fans. The scorecards read 115-113 (twice) and 116-112, all favoring Haney. This left his opponent Lomachenko visibly upset. He was seen tearing up as he headed back to his locker room following the loss. However, it wasn’t just him who felt defeated. A large part of the boxing community echoed these sentiments.  Many felt that the outcome of the fight should have leaned towards Loma or at the very least resulted in a draw, but certainly not in Haney’s favor.

However, once he was declared victorious, Haney began plotting his next move in the boxing realm. His options? Either defend his WBC title against Shakur Stevenson or go up the weight class to challenge Regis Prograis. He chose the latter. Now that he’s begun his preparations for the big fight, Haney continues to receive flak for his Loma win.


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Training hard! Devin Haney Braces for Prograis Clash; Fans have their say

The anticipated fight between ‘The Dream’ and Regis Prograis is reportedly in its final stages of being set in stone. The date being proposed for this undertaking is December 9th at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Prograis will defend his WBC light welterweight title against Haney. The latter is training hard in the boxing gym to defend his undefeated record.

Ever since his Lomachenko fight debacle, the fighter has been criticized heavily. In a training session, he can be seen doing stationary sprints while throwing a tennis ball toward his gym trainer. This novel means of training was compared to a supposed regime undertaken by Vasily Lomachenko.


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Claiming that the fighter was in fact adapting Loma’s training technique, a user said, “Humble of Devin to learn from a guy that beat him”

Adding to the previous users’ comments about Haney following Loma’s regime, another user said, “Lomachenko took him to school, so everyone seeing that boy doing his Homework”

However, rebutting such comments, a user argued that it cannot just be Loma who trains in such a fashion. They brought sarcasm to make their argument more lethal. They commented, “So Lomachenko is the only athlete that trains, Reflex Overload and Hand eye Coordination...”

Another user seems to have moved on from the Loma fight and is looking out for the upcoming Prograis fight. The fan believes the latter can hold on to his titles only if Haney does not run out of energy. They said, “Only way Regis wins is if haney doesn’t have power, Haney was drained at 135 takes away power and chin, when Devin was 19 he was stopping people and got ko of the year, now he’s going to be back to powerful. Devin, his weight looks good”


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To sum it up, a user felt the Regis undertaking would be an easy one for Haney. But the user also agreed with the majority of the opinion that he lost to Loma. The user said, “Regis is the easy fight for Devin that’s why he’s taking it. I agree he lost to Loma also I watched the whole thing it was close but Loma won that. No way a guy wins off body shots that’s insane unless it’s a ko, I watched Devin head get whipped like that Willow smith song several times. Regis don’t have any reach that’s a problem.”

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When Devin Haney enters the ring on the 9th of December, it remains to see if he gets back at everyone who has undermined his victory against Loma.


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Mohammed Shafiulla

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Mohammed Shafiulla is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports , who has ample experience in the field of Journalism. He is extremely passionate about the combat sport and believes in infusing life into his work. Through the medium of Sports, he wishes to touch upon discourses that often go unnoticed.

Edited By: Arijit Saha