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Devin Haney mauls Regis Prograis to seize tremendous light-weight identify

Regis Prograis, left, falls down next to Devin Haney during the WBC super lightweight title boxing bout Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Regis Prograis, left, falls down subsequent to Devin Haney all through the WBC tremendous light-weight identify boxing bout Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, in San Francisco. (AP Photograph/Jeff Chiu)

No person’s going to dispute this Devin Haney victory.

The previous undisputed light-weight champion ruled WBC tremendous light-weight champion Regis Prograis on Saturday throughout the Chase Heart in San Francisco to win his first identify in a brand new department, after profitable his first 30 fights at 135 kilos.

It used to be a shutout-plus for Haney, who received 120-107 on all 3 judges’ scorecards. He were given his first and handiest knockdown within the 3rd around with a difficult proper that Prograis merely did not see coming:

The numbers concurred with the judges’ reviews. CompuBox had Haney outlanding Prograis 129-36, and 80-31 in energy punches. Prograis did not land greater than 5 punches in one around of the combat, whilst Haney cracked double digits in 9 of them. Prograis additionally set a brand new mark for the bottom collection of punches landed in a 12-round combat with handiest 36 in opposition to Haney, in step with CompuBox.

“That motherf***er is excellent. I gotta give credit score the place it’s due,” Prograis mentioned after the bout. “Devin Haney is healthier than I believed. I’m no longer gonna lie.”

The efficiency used to be a whole about-face from Haney’s final win, a arguable choice over former light-weight champ Vasiliy Lomachenko that noticed Haney’s recognition see a small downturn after his wins over George Kambosos Jr. to unite the department.

The query is the place Haney, now 31-0 with titles in two divisions, is going from right here. One imaginable resolution is to stand former light-weight champ Teofimo Lopez, who additionally made the soar to tremendous light-weight in June. He defeated Josh Taylor by way of unanimous choice to seize the WBO identify.

There also are no scarcity of dynamic fighters nonetheless ready at light-weight, together with Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis. Ryan Garcia used to be calling for a shot mins after the combat used to be over.


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