WOW: Mike Tyson Shares a Picture With Young Devin Haney

Published 07/01/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 11: Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the premiere of “Against the Ropes” at the Chinese Theater on February 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Devin Haney is one cosmic boxing young gun who has displayed some stern character inside the ring. This is largely because Haney has a powerful urge to walk down the legendary pathway and cement his legacy with the likes of Mike Tyson and more.

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‘The Dream’ is a huge fan of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’, and he even shares a stupendous bond with the former heavyweight king.

Recently, Tyson surprised Haney by posting an old picture on his official Instagram handle. In this photo, ‘Iron’ Mike is seen posing with the young Devin Haney, who idolized Tyson from the very beginning.

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The WBC lightweight champ has even appeared on Mike Tyson‘s Hotboxin’ podcast, wherein he was full of praise for ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. Also, Tyson, on many occasions, has had words of wisdom for Devin Haney.

‘The Dream’ takes inspiration from ‘Iron’ Mike in almost every vertical of life. But he keeps his boxing learnings on top and employs the same when he takes up the ring space. That said, until now, the 22-year-old has shown some of the most eye-catchy boxing performances in the lightweight roster, and he still continues to do the same.

His conduct in the ring, and his overall ability to tackle his opponents, separates him from the rest. This is principally why he dwells at the summit of the 135-pound landscape.

Can Devin Haney become a modern-era Mike Tyson?

‘The Dream’ displays an immaculate track record of 26-0. He is one of the hardest-working boxers at present. In order to sharpen up his skills, Haney puts in a colossal amount of work in his training sessions.

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)

With the work ethic he displays, Haney is surely on his way to becoming the modern era Mike Tyson.

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Not only the fans, but countless fighters across boxing and MMA stay keen to see his performances. Moreover, he is one fan-favorite fighter who never fails to entertain the fans. i.e. something Mike Tyson, too, used to do throughout his active career.

Watch this story – 5 Best Guests on Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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