by Kris Anthony (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (24-0, 15 KO’s) seems to have a future ahead of him, picking up his first title was just the start. Fighting next on October 3rd in the US, Haney’s promoter Eddie Hearn is targeting the likes of Yuriokis Gamboa and Javier Fortuna. His shoulder injury seeming healed, the next two years are sure to be spectacular.
“He’s fighting on Oct. 3 in the U.S.,” Hearn told IFLTV. “We’re talking about Yuriorkis Gamboa and Javier Fortuna. [Fortuna] fell out of a fight with Linares, so he’s an option as well … One of those guys is most likely for Devin Haney for Oct. 3. Devin Haney is in the position where he wants the big tests and the big fights.”
“He’s coming off of a year layoff with a shoulder operation,” said Hearn. “So normally you take an easier fight, but that doesn’t exist right now. He’s got his head around that, and he said, ‘Do you know what? Give me a real fight,’ and Fortuna and Gamboa are a real fight for Devin. So we’ll have to see.”