Devin "The Dream" Haney (born November 17, 1998) is an American professional boxer. He has been the WBC lightweight 'Champion in Recess' since December 2019 having previously held the WBC lightweight title since October 2019 but sustained a shoulder injury which put him out of competition. As of November 2019, Haney is ranked as the world's third-best active lightweight by The Ring magazine, fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and sixth by BoxRec.
In 2019, Haney became the youngest world champion in 23 years after being promoted from WBC interim to full champion status in October.
As an amateur, Devin won seven National Titles. In January 2015, aged 17, Devin became the youngest boxer to win the Youth World Championships in Reno. Haney had amateur record of 138-8 bouts before turning professional in 2015 at the age of 17.
USA Junior National Championships Silver medalist in Mobile 2013
- Defeated Nikita Ababiy 3:0
- Defeated Duke Ragen 3:0
- Defeated Michael Dutchover 2:1
- Lost to Ruben Villa 1:2
World Junior Championships quarter-finalist in Kiev, Ukraine'2013
- Defeated Elmaddin Ismailov (Azerbaijan) 2:1
- Defeated Sabyrzhan Abilov (Kazakhstan) 2:1
- Lost to Suleyman Bammatov (Russia) 0:3
US Junior National Championships Gold medalist in Reno 2014
- Defeated Adolfo Alanis 3:0
- Defeated Alejandro Campa 3:0
- Defeated Ryan Garcia 3:0
USA Youth National Championships Gold medalist in Reno 2015
- Defeated Daiyaan Butt 3:0
- Defeated Alejandro Guerrero 3:0
- Defeated Ryan Garcia 3:0
- Defeated Bryan Lua 3:0
- Defeated Andres Cortes 2:1
Haney turned pro at the age of 16 but couldn't compete in the United States due to the age regulation. His first 4 fights were in Mexico.
At regional level he has gone on to win the WBC Youth, IBF-USBA, IBF North American, WBC International , WBO Inter-Continental and WBA International lightweight titles as a professional.
On February 2, 2018 Devin Haney was scheduled to fight Filipino Harmonito Dela Torre in an eight-round opening bout. Dela Torre had problems obtaining a visa and subsequently withdrew from the fight. Unable to find an opponent, Haney scrapped the date.
In April 2019 Devin Haney and Devin Haney Promotions signed a co promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn.
In 2019 it was announced he would fight Zaur Abdulaev for the WBC interim lightweight title and became the youngest world champion in boxing when he was elevated as the WBC lightweight champion.
Devin lived in Oakland,California as a child, but moved with his father to Las Vegas. He started boxing at the age of seven after getting into fights at school. Devin spent a lot of time in the Mayweather Gym and sparred many rounds with Floyd Mayweather who was looking to sign Haney when he turned professional along with many other promoters, however Haney decided to do it independently by starting his own Promotional company Devin Haney Promotions and in 2019 signed a co promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sports.
Devin was on his way to the 2016 Summer Olympics but decided to turn pro at the age of 16 due to the rule change at the Olympics that raised the age to qualify. However, he could not compete in the United States due to age regulations so he had his first 4 fights in Mexico, before returning to fight in venues in the United States..
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|24 fights||24 wins||0 losses|
|24||Win||24–0||Alfredo Santiago||UD||12||Nov 9, 2019||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Retained WBC lightweight title|
|23||Win||23–0||Zaur Abdullaev||RTD||4 (12), 3:00||Sep 13, 2019||Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S.||Won vacant WBC interim lightweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Antonio Moran||KO||7 (12), 2:32||May 25, 2019||MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.||Retained WBC International and WBO Inter-Continental lightweight titles;|
Won vacant WBA International lightweight title
|21||Win||21–0||Xolisani Ndongeni||UD||10||Jan 11, 2019||StageWorks, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.||Won vacant WBC International and WBO Inter-Continental titles|
|20||Win||20–0||Juan Carlos Burgos||UD||10||Sep 28, 2018||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.||Won vacant IBF North American lightweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Mason Menard||RTD||9 (10), 3:00||May 11, 2018||2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Won vacant USBA lightweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Hamza Sempewo||TKO||5 (6), 1:39||Nov 4, 2017||Buckhead Fight Club, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Enrique Tinoco||UD||8||Sep 22, 2017||SugarHouse Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Miguel Angel Perez Aispuro||KO||5 (8), 1:51||Jun 24, 2017||Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Hector Garcia||UD||8||Apr 15, 2017||Salon Sindicato Alba Roja, Tijuana, Mexico|
|14||Win||14–0||Maximino Toala||TKO||4 (10), 1:34||Mar 4, 2017||Salon Sindicato Alba Roja, Tijuana, Mexico||Won vacant WBC Youth World lightweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Daniel Armando Valenzuela||KO||2 (8), 0:56||Jan 28, 2017||AS Boxing Arena, Tijuana, Mexico|
|12||Win||12–0||Odilon Rivera Meza||TKO||1 (8), 1:49||Jan 12, 2017||Escape Bar, Tijuana, Mexico|
|11||Win||11–0||Carlos Antonio Avila||TKO||5 (6), 1:45||Oct 21, 2016||Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico|
|10||Win||10–0||Mike Fowler||TKO||5 (6), 1:19||Sep 15, 2016||2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Carlos Castillo||UD||6||Aug 27, 2016||The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Javier Meraz||TKO||2 (6), 1:45||Aug 12, 2016||Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico|
|7||Win||7–0||Clay Burns||UD||6||Jun 25, 2016||Belle of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Jairo Fernandez Vargas||TKO||4 (6), 1:34||May 21, 2016||Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Rafael Vazquez||UD||4||Apr 9, 2016||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Roman Melendez||TKO||1 (6), 2:26||Mar 19, 2016||Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico|
|3||Win||3–0||Jorge Edgar Sillas||UD||6||Feb 20, 2016||Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico|
|2||Win||2–0||Jose Iniguez||TKO||1 (4), 1:36||Dec 18, 2015||Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico|
|1||Win||1–0||Gonzalo Lopez||TKO||1 (4), 0:33||Dec 11, 2015||Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico|