Devin Haney is living up to his in-ring nickname of “The Dream.”
At 24, he is already the undisputed world lightweight champion and has earned a reputation as one of the most effective boxers in the sport.
Having already competed in all-star fights, the top spots and her dance partners attached to them will surely only get bigger for Haney.
With that said, DAZN takes a look at Haney’s track record and achievements to date.
What is Devin Haney’s professional background?
Devin Haney sports an impeccable professional record of 30-0 with half of those victories coming by knockout.
Haney is the current undisputed lightweight world champion, having held the WBC title the longest, since September 2019. He claimed the division’s three other major world titles at the WBA, WBO and IBF last year. .
Haney fulfills “El Sueño” becoming world champion; September 13, 2019
Haney calmly asserted his jab and then opened up his offense fully, completely pummeling Zaur Abdullaev to a facial fracture and a fourth-round stoppage to become the interim WBC lightweight champion. He was later elevated to WBC lightweight champion, period, losing the interim tag. Thus, Haney became the youngest boxing world champion at that time.
He puts himself to the test, overcomes adversity in defending the title against veterans; May 29, 2021
In Jorge Linares, Haney faced a former three division world champion. And for the most part, he took it to the veteran, landing shots to the body and over the top seemingly when and how he wanted, and with plenty of pop.
But Linares put an end to that momentum during the final seconds of the tenth round, when he caught Haney with an electric right-left combination to the head to stagger the WBC champion. Still, Haney survived that scare and managed to stay on his feet en route to another unanimous decision victory. Another points win would follow in December over Joseph Diaz.
Crowned youngest undisputed world champion in history; June 5, 2022
George Kambosos Jr. had just shocked the boxing world by defeating Teofimo López via split decision to become the new unified world lightweight champion in November 2021. His first title defense? At home in Australia against none other than Devin Haney.
And the then-23-year-old made sure to make it “The Dream” for himself by using his boxing skills to outpoint the Kambosos to a unanimous decision victory, making Haney the youngest undisputed world champion and the first undisputed world lightweight champion. in the modern era of the four belts. A rematch would follow four months later and Haney would win for you again, by an even larger margin.
Records the most significant win to date against one of boxing’s biggest names; May 20, 2023
Haney began his most severe test against Vasiliy Lomachencko, a three-division world champion, with a hot hand as he repeatedly found a home with a right hook to the body early on and during the middle rounds. But about halfway through the fight and especially during the later rounds of the fight, Lomachenko adjusted enough to place his punches with pinpoint precision. At the end of the fight, all three judges saw it for haney. (DAZN scored a 114-114 tie.)
Haney made his second defense of the undisputed crown and improved to 30-0, albeit with his biggest, but also most controversial win to date.