With Jorge Linares formally set to problem Devin Haney for the WBC light-weight title Might 29 on DAZN, the Venzuelan veteran and three-division titlist Linares (47-5, 29 KO) says he’ll present he’s nonetheless a significant participant at light-weight.
“That is my second to indicate the world that I nonetheless have much more to offer at 135 kilos,” mentioned Linares. “Devin Haney is a proficient and quick-handed younger man, however once I was his age, I had already turn out to be a world champion by snatching the title away from an actual world champion like Oscar Larios. And now you may think about how rather more expertise I’ve now at an age the place I really feel stronger and higher than ever.”
Haney (25-0, 15 KO) will probably be taking a official step up in competitors right here, because the 22-year-old has but to face anybody actually thought-about close to the highest 10 at light-weight, and Linares, at 35, continues to be seen as that form of fighter.
Linares believes he’ll be a step too far, too quickly for the American.
“Unquestionably it is going to be an incredible struggle, however I’ll show that Haney made an enormous mistake by accepting a problem that he’s nonetheless not prepared to beat,” he mentioned.
Haney-Linares will probably be held in Las Vegas, with undercard fights nonetheless to be introduced.