Teofimo Lopez, Gervonta Davis, and Others React to Devin Haney’s Win Over Jorge Linares

Published 05/30/2021, 12:47 AM EDT


Devin Haney is still the undefeated WBC champion. With his win over Jorge Linares, he moved to 26-0. The 22-year-old claimed the victory via judges’ scorecard and crafted the road for several alluring matchups ahead.

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Despite securing the win, Haney couldn’t unveil a lopsided show. ‘The Dream’ had to work his way through the fight and was clipped frequently. Even though he was the favorite over Linares in the fight, ‘The Dream’ faced a tough time against the Venezuelan.

That said, Linares may have revealed a lot of loopholes in Haney’s game, which several other boxers can explore before fighting the WBC lightweight champion. Nevertheless, the 12-round main event lived up to the hype and went the distance. It also validated Jorge Linares’s relevancy in the ongoing title ride at the 135 lbs roster.

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All these features urged the boxing family to share their opinions regarding the battle. Several people have already reacted to the fight, turning it into one of the most talked-about events in the sport. Here’s a look at what netizens said about Haney vs Linares.

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The battle may have seemed one-sided on paper. Haney landed 136 power punches; Linares landed 96 power punches. However, those who watched it would know that it was a close contest.

While Devin Haney could dominate Jorge Linares for a brief period, he suffered a severe setback in round 10. That said, the American boxer had a commendable performance in that round until the clock reached its final seconds. In the sequence, Linares landed a heavy shot and wobbled ‘The Dream’.

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Although ‘The Dream’ claimed to be unhurt, he clearly had troubled footwork while moving towards his corner. However, Haney avenged the situation and returned stronger. He thoroughly dominated the last two rounds and sealed the win in his favor.

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What did you make of Haney’s performance against Linares tonight? Is he ready to compete against the other divisional champions?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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