‘The Dream’: What Does Devin Haney’s Nickname Mean?

Published 05/28/2021, 7:00 PM EDT
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)


Devin Haney has held one of the most glorious journeys in the current 135 lbs roster. While he was overlooked by several boxers and analysts, the American pugilist has shaken the world with his sheer prowess and activeness.

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After staging a successful debut in 2015, Haney kept fighting throughout the calendar. Now, he has the WBC world lightweight championship around his shoulder and holds an undefeated record of 25-0. Thus, the numbers speak for themselves. The 22-year-old boxer has amassed a reported net worth of $6 million and is already living a luxurious life. Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought battle for him.

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Coming from a troubled childhood that saw his parents split up very early, Haney has been a role model for the modern generation. ‘The Dream’ has turned out to be a special prospect. But what does his nickname signify and how is it relatable to his ride?

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Devin Haney- ‘The Dream’

There’s no denying Haney has turned several of his childhood dreams come true. As he laced up the boxing gloves at an early age, his dream of becoming a world champion is already fulfilled. Moreover, he is aiming for even bigger matchups ahead.

However, there are no reports that exactly suggest the reason behind picking up the name. Promoted by his own company and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom, Haney is, therefore, a “dream” that came true and passed on hope to several youngsters out there.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – MAY 25: Devin Haney and Antonio Moran walk to their corners between rounds during the WBC and WBO Inter-Continental lightweight championship fight at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on May 25, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Haney’s sheer rise to the top-tier unit has earned him global attention. Meanwhile, several prime boxers have also ducked to compete against him. Thus, Haney’s prominence in the lightweight division is absolutely clear to the fans.

Several fans also compare him with his mentor Floyd Mayweather and pick up several similarities with the former five-division world champion. ‘The Dream’ has also called out several big names from the active roster and can land up in some of the biggest PPVs of recent time.

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Meanwhile, he also has his respective world title defenses. So, we can expect him to remain active in the coming days.

Do you think Devin Haney will remain undefeated on his upcoming journey?

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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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