Jermall Charlo Makes a Bold Claim About Devin Haney

Published 02/05/2021, 5:08 AM EST
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)


WBC middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo, has made a bold claim about fellow WBC champion, Devin Haney. The undefeated fighter weighed in on the lightweight division and revealed his pick among the belt holders. 

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The lightweight division is one of the most exciting in the sport, both in and out of the ring. The characters and talent of the fighters make it what it is. However, the one thing that everyone wants to know is who is the best of the lot. Now Charlo has had his say.

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Speaking on an Instagram live stream that has since been uploaded to FightHype.com on YouTube, ‘The Hitman’ said, “Imma stop going for you Dev. I’ll be doing all these interviews, talking about you. The only person that can beat Tank and Ryan Garcia in the same night” said Charlo.

Not only did these comments show Charlo’s choice between the lightweights, but they also showed how easy he thinks it would be for Haney. However, we’re sure both Davis and Garcia will have a lot to say about Charlo’s comments.

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Why does Jermall Charlo think Devin Haney is the best lightweight?

The undefeated champion made no secret of his choice. However, the question remains why he feels this way. All four lightweight super-stars are undefeated, and of them, ‘The Dream’ is the youngest. Moreover, he has the least big-name fighters on his resume.

Charlo is referring to his skill set. Haney has an unquestionable talent and has a fantastic combination of the different aspects. He has the speed to match the other contenders, footwork, defense, and power. Thus, on paper, Haney is arguably the most complete of the lot.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Haney(red and white trunks) celebrates with his coach after beating Zaur Abdullaev(Red and black trunks) by doctor stoppage for The WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

However, despite his prowess, it will not be as easy as Charlo suggests. Certainly not easy enough to fight both on the same night. However, it all depends on one’s preferences.

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If one likes a fighter with power, they’re going to side with Davis, while if they prefer a fighter with speed, they’d pick Garcia. Therefore, until they get in the ring to settle it, fans will never know who is the best of the lot.

What do you make of Jermall Charlo’s comments? Who do you think is the best among the lightweights?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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