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  • Tarrian Rodgers

Devin Haney routs Regis Prograis to capture 140-pound gold

Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KO) told the media and anyone who would listen to him all week that he would make easy work of former two division world champion Regis Prograis (29-2, 24 KO). Not only did Haney make good on his promise he answered a lot of questions to his doubters after a flawless performance.

Haney moved up to Super Lightweight for the first time to take on WBC World Super Lightweight champion, Haney coming in was naturally the smaller fighter and the question of his power was the narrative leading up to the fight. Haney dropped Prograis early in round 3 which eliminated any questions of his lack of power. Haney was levels above Prograis the entire night using foot speed accurate and timely precision on his shots and Prograis could never seem to figure out Haney’s skills.

"That motherf---er is good!" Prograis said. "He is better than I thought, I'm not going to lie. I'm going to give [trainer] Bill [Haney] and his team credit. Look, we still keep the same energy but I am going to tell the truth. Devin Haney is better than I thought, I'm not going to lie. He is. His feet are faster and he's quicker than I thought he was. I couldn't seem to get to him, he was quick." 

Haney was so dominant that he limited the 34-year-old Prograis to a CompuBox record of just 36 punches landed over 12 rounds, which broke Shakur Stevenson's new record set just last month when he held Edwin Des Los Santos to 40 total connects in capturing the WBC lightweight title.

The scary part about Haney is he is just 25 years old now with 30 victories he seems to be getting better every fight. He also isn’t short of options for what's next in his career. Haney recently dropped all his belts at 135 to move up to 140. The thoughts existed of him moving to 140 and challenging the likes of Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia, Geronta “Tank” Davis. However, Haney announced tonight his plans to move to 147.

"I made history by becoming undisputed, and that was a milestone for me. But now I'm at the point in my career where I want to make the biggest and the best fights happen in the world. I'm a pay-per-view fighter," said Haney.

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