Undefeated lightweight sensation Devin Haney capped off an action-packed evening of boxing on DAZN from the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, with a stunning seventh-round knockout.
Making his DAZN debut, Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) impressed a raucous crowd with his highlight-reel stoppage of Mexico’s Antonio Moran (24-4, 17 KOs).
As he prepared for his fight with Moran, Haney said he watched footage of Floyd Mayweather’s TKO victory over Phillip N’dou from 2003, and he used what he saw to beat Moran.
“Before the fight today, I watched “Pretty Boy” Floyd against Phillip Ndou,” Haney told the assembled media after his victory. “I knew I had a taller opponent, so I watched some “Pretty Boy” Floyd, and I guess that’s what you saw.”
If we keep seeing these type of performances out of Haney, he could be the next big thing in the sport of boxing. Haney recently signed with DAZN and Matchroom Boxing, and he could be in line for a title shot soon. According to Haney, his team tried to negotiate a fight with Luke Campbell for the vacant WBC 135-pound strap. However, the WBC recently ordered a fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Campbell, and Top Rank’s Bob Arum recently told J. Calderon Boxing Talk that Loma and Campbell will battle it out for that vacant belt in August.
For now, Haney will have to wait for his title shot, but based on his recent performances, it won’t be long before he gets a chance at a title.