Will We See Teofimo Lopez Vs. Devin Haney This Year, And If So Who Wins? — Boxing News


As followers know, Devin Haney overcame his hardest take a look at but on Saturday evening, as he shook off some harm late on in his 12 spherical win over Jorge Linares. Haney acquired usually good critiques for his large choice win, though some critics once more pointed to Haney’s lack of punching energy. We do know now that “The Dream” can take an excellent shot. And already, everyone seems to be asking what’s subsequent for the WBC light-weight champ.

Eddie Hearn has stated he very a lot desires to make a Haney-Teofimo Lopez struggle (topic to Lopez, holder of all the opposite belts at 135, coming by way of okay towards George Kambosos Jr who he’ll struggle subsequent month). This can be a struggle that makes a lot sense in so some ways. Lopez Vs. Haney would/can be a unification struggle, it will/can be two unbeaten, younger and near their prime fighters going at it, and it will/can be an amazing conflict of kinds and personalities.

Lopez is adamant Haney is a “faux champion,” or an “E-Mail champion.” Whereas Haney says Lopez has to struggle him to be able to be the true undisputed light-weight champion of the world. It actually is a superb struggle, one that can hopefully be made. Lopez is a big expertise, whereas Haney is a brilliantly gifted boxer. Who doesn’t need to see this struggle?

Haney, 26-0(15) and nonetheless solely 22, has much less energy than Lopez, sure, however is he a greater boxer? Lopez, nonetheless solely 23 himself (each guys may have years and years forward of them within the sport) is at present the highest canine at 135, this distinction earned resulting from his upset win over Vasiliy Lomachenko. Haney believes he can knock Lopez off the highest spot.

Assuming Lopez, 16-0(12) does beat the undefeated Kambosos, 19-0(10), the struggle with Haney would be the one to make. Let’s hope the powers that be can get it finished. Each fighters need it, and that’s greater than half the battle nowadays. Who wins? Whereas an amazing case could be made for both man successful, I really feel Haney will pull off an in depth choice win that leaves us all wanting extra. Who is aware of, Lopez-Haney may change into the subsequent large decrease weight rivalry.


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