Devin Haney will defend his WBC lightweight title against Jorge Linares on 29 May 2021. Ahead of this intriguing match-up, here, we take a look at Devin Haney's boxing journey.
Haney made his professional boxing debut on 11 December 2015 against Gonzalo Lopez. It only took him 33 seconds to win his debut via TKO in the first round.
Haney defeated Mason Menard by winning the fight via RTD in the ninth round and claimed the vacant IBF–USBA lightweight title.
Haney defeated Juan Carlos Burgos via unanimous decision and became the IBF North American lightweight champion.
Haney defeated Antonio Moran via KO in the seventh round and claimed the vacant WBA International lightweight title.
Haney won via RTD in the fourth round against Zaur Abdullaev and claimed the WBC interim lightweight title.
After claiming the WBC interim lightweight title, Haney was elevated to WBC lightweight Champion via an email after previous WBC lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko was promoted to "Franchise Champion" by the WBC.
Some professional boxers like Teofimo Lopez disliked the way Haney became the world champion. Once, Lopez called Haney the ‘Email World Champion’.