Devin Haney

                                                           

Devin Haney Net Worth 2024, Record, Wife, & More

Who is Devin Haney?

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., winning his first world title in 2019.

Haney is a two-weight division champion. He became the undisputed lightweight champion by beating George Kambosos Jr in 2022. After successfully defending his titles for over a year, he decided to vacate them and make the jump to the junior lightweight division. He currently holds the WBC belt in that weight class.

Also known as 'The Dream', the 25-year-old sits second in Ring Magazine's rankings for active junior-lightweight pugilists. Furthermore, he is ranked #3 at junior lightweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings.

Devin Haney’s early life

Devin Haney was born in San Francisco California to Rene and Bill Haney on November 17, 1998. When Haney was conceived, his parents were already separated by that time. Interestingly, before Devin’s birth, Bill Haney was a drug felon who spent 40 months behind bars for possession and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The birth of his child forced him to get his act together. Subsequently, he started training Devin in boxing when he was just seven.

“‘I’m going to take you to the [Round One Boxing] gym, and let’s see what you can do with some guys that really know how to fight’. He looked back at me, ‘OK’. He wasn’t intimidated at all. Devin was 8 years old.” Bill told TalkSport.

By fourteen, with his mother’s blessings, Devin moved to Los Vegas from Oakland, where his father was trying to make it in the music business, to continue training and build a career in boxing. The sacrifices and the hard work paid off as Devin, under his father’s guidance, turned pro at the age of 17 in 2015, with over 100 amateur wins under his belt. However being too young to get a license in the United States, Haney started his professional career fighting in pool halls and bars in front of a hostile Mexican crowd. In fact, out of his first fifteen professional fights, ten of them were held in Mexico.

“Fighting in Mexico in a bar, you never thought you’d make it this far,” Haney had told Fight Freaks. “I knew I’d make it this far, but I knew I had a long road. I wasn’t the guy who came out of the amateurs, signed to a big promoter, and was fighting on big shows. I fought in Mexico for a long period of time. It’s been a long time coming for me,” he added.

Haney can look back fondly at his formative years as his professional boxing record currently stands at 31-1-0, becoming a champion in two-weight classes.

Devin Haney’s wife and children

Haney has had a long dating history starting with his first model girlfriend Kris Summers. It was Haney's first high-profile public relationship. However, not much information is available about their romance which eventually didn't work out.

Then in 2018, he started dating American model Blac Chyna. Despite a ten-year age gap, 19-year-old Haney slid into her DMs and later found out they shared the same lawyer. They hit it off and started seeing each other. The couple made their relationship public and flaunted their romance on social media. However, It didn't work out in the end between them.

Then he had a steamy relationship with Aileen Giselle. Their on-and-off saga was intertwined with other relationships, including a notable stint with Lira Galore. He also flew Galore to Cabo for a romantic getaway. They even went on a vacation to El Pedregal where they booked a mansion for themselves.

Then in 2021, Haney entered into a relationship with famous Instagram model  Jania Meshell, and they even got engaged. Jania was madly in love with Haney, to the point that she even got his name tattooed on her body. However, the romance didn't last long as they broke off their engagement a couple of months after they started dating.

Subsequently, he became involved with an old flame, India Love, a romance dating back to their teenage years. Even though their relationship was public, they eventually decided to call it quits after a short stint.

Currently, rumors are floating around about Devin Haney walking the aisle with a former Taz Angel Leena Sayed at a secretive ceremony in Mecca. However, there has been no official confirmation of their marriage. Haney has kept his current relationship with Sayed away from the public glare.

Devin Haney’s net worth

As per Marca, Haney has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2023. Akin to Floyd Mayweather Jr, Haney has his own promotion company, which sees him secure a larger chunk of money on any card he fights at. The company is called Devin Haney Promotions.'

One of Haney's most profitable fights was against Vasiliy Lomachenko where he earned a guaranteed fight purse of $4 million. His share in the PPV money would have bolstered his earnings from the fight to a significant amount. Another lucrative fight of Haney's was against George Kambosos Jr. where he earned $2.8 million and 30% of the PPV shares.

Apart from fight earnings, Haney's other sources of income include endorsements and other business ventures.

Devin Hany's career timeline

'The Dream' Haney has entered the squared circle 32 times in nine years.

His first 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 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. Jorge Linares, and Joseph Diaz.

In 2022, Haney became the undisputed lightweight champion by defeating  George Kambosos Jr in Australia via Unanimous Decision. In October of the same year, he defended his titles against the same opponent, again getting an UD win in his favor.

In 2023, he fought Ukrainian boxer Vasyliy Lomachenko, securing a controversial unanimous decision victory. Subsequently, he vacated all his belts in the lightweight division and jumped up to conquer another weight class. In his debut match in the super-lightweight division against Regis Progrias, Haney delivered an impressive performance, securing yet another unanimous decision victory.

However, in 2024, the only blot in his boxing record came against his long-time rival Ryan Garcia.

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Even though the fight with 'King Ry' was previously declared as a title fight, the WBC strap was out of contention once Garcia missed weight. Nonetheless, Haney faced an embarrassing loss with the Victorville native knocking him down three times. The bloodied and bruised Haney was able to take the fight to the final bell, but the outcome was an expected Majority decision loss.

Devin Haney’s contract

Currently. Devin Haney is signed to Matchroom Boxing. He returned to Eddie Hearn's promotion after his three-fight deal with Top Rank and DiBella Entertainment came to an end. After defeating Kambosos Jr twice for the undisputed lightweight titles in 2022, and subsequently defending them against Lomachenko in 2023, Haney decided to join forces with Hearn's promotion for the Regis Prograis fight in the junior-lightweight division.

“I think when we first signed him, we kind of had a pact that he’d be our first undisputed world champion in America. Unfortunately, [Haney] had to take another deal to do that, but he always promised me he’d be back,” Hearn told ProBox TV.

Haney first signed with Matchroom Boxing in 2019 before his 21st birthday. His debut match under the Matchroom banner was against Antonio Moran, picking up the vacant WBC International Light and the WBO Inter-Continental Light titles. He then went on to win his first world title with Matchroom, securing the vacant WBC world lightweight interim strap against Zaur Abdullaev. However, before Haney could become undisputed, he decided to part ways with Matchroom.

Devin Haney Partnership and endorsements

On account of his deal with Matchroom, Haney is sponsored by the reputed sports equipment company Everlast. His most recent collaboration is with the energy drink brand Prime. It was in part an attempt to spite his rival Ryan Garcia after he badmouthed the beverage for allegedly being toxic to one's health. Haney is also signed with SNAC Nutrition, a sports supplement brand. He is often seen displaying this brand on his workout gear and other apparel.

Moreover, he is also associated with DAZN, and the young fighter can be routinely seen promoting the app.

Apart from his sponsorship deals, he reportedly has an impressive portfolio of investments in startups and real estate. One of his noteworthy investments includes his own events promotion company Devin Haney Promotions. The company was granted by the California State Athletic Department (CSAC) in 2018.

Devin Haney's career stats and record

In his professional career, Haney is 31-1-0. He has fifteen KOs, bringing his KO rate to 48.39%. The only loss in his boxing record came against his longtime rival Ryan Garcia.

Devin Haney titles

Year title
2019WBC world light heavyweight
2022WBO, WBA, IBF, world light heavyweight (Undisputed)
2024WBC world super-lightweight champion

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