Devin Haney, who was trained by his father Bill Haney in their own dedicated space, is one of the youngest boxing world champions in history. At the time he got elevated from the interim champion in 2019, he was the youngest world champion in the sport.
Also known as ‘The Dream’ the 21-year-old sits second in the Ring Magazine‘s rankings for active lightweight pugilists. Furthermore, he is ranked at #3 at lightweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings.
‘The Dream’ Haney is undefeated as a professional and has entered the squared circle 25 times in five years. He has won seven different belts and is one of the hottest youngsters in the sport.
His latest title win came as a result of winning the interim belt against Zaur Abdulaev. Subsequently, after the lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko left the division, the WBC put its belt around Haney’s waist.
Devin Haney ‘The Dream’ has a proclivity for the finish and has won via T/KO on 15 occasions. Furthermore, in his remaining nine fights, Haney has dominated and claimed unanimous decision wins.
This was the manner in which he retained his lightweight belt against Alfredo Santiago as a 20-year-old in November 2019.
Haney set up an intriguing 2021 by beating Yuriorkis Gamboa. Thus, he is now in line to make unification bouts against Teofimo Lopez or a massive fight against mandatory Ryan Garcia.
‘The Dream’ is involved in charity work and remembers to give back to society despite ascending to alarming heights at such a tender age. A few days after winning his twenty-fourth fight, he elected to give back to the community.
Haney distributed food in his home state of California. In a heartwarming move, ‘The Dream’ spread ensured that those who didn’t get food were given cash to sustain their needs.
He put out a social media post claiming to be humble and blessed following a tent and sleeping bag distribution a few days later.
As per Daily Hawker, Haney has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of January 2021. He made 20% of this amount from his maiden WBC lightweight title defense.
If he is to make any of the big fights in 2021 against fellow champions, you can expect this value to rise astronomically.
With the rise in fame comes a fair share of sponsorships and endorsements. The WBC champion is backed by famous nutrition supplement company SNAC.
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Achievements||Current WBC interim lightweight champion |
Former WBC Youth World lightweight title, USABA lightweight title, IBF North lightweight title, WBC International, WBO Inter-Continental titles, WBA International lightweight title