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Devin Haney
American boxer

Devin Haney

Devin Haney
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Quick Facts

Intro American boxer
Is Athlete Boxer
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 17 November 1998, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Age 23 years
Star sign Scorpio
The details (from wikipedia)


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.

Amateur career

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

Professional career

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.

Personal life

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
By knockout 15 0
By decision 9 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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
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