Devin Haney mauls Regis Prograis to capture super lightweight title

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

Nobody’s going to dispute this Devin Haney victory.

The previous undisputed light-weight champion dominated WBC tremendous light-weight champion Regis Prograis on Saturday contained in the Chase Heart in San Francisco to win his first title in a brand new division, after successful his first 30 fights at 135 kilos.

It was a shutout-plus for Haney, who received 120-107 on all three judges’ scorecards. He received his first and solely knockdown within the third spherical with a tough proper that Prograis merely did not see coming:

The numbers concurred with the judges’ opinions. CompuBox had Haney outlanding Prograis 129-36, and 80-31 in energy punches. Prograis did not land greater than 5 punches in a single spherical of the battle, whereas Haney cracked double digits in 9 of them. Prograis additionally set a brand new mark for the bottom variety of punches landed in a 12-round battle with solely 36 in opposition to Haney, in keeping with CompuBox.

“That motherf***er is nice. I gotta give credit score the place it’s due,” Prograis stated after the bout. “Devin Haney is best than I assumed. I’m not gonna lie.”

The efficiency was an entire about-face from Haney’s final win, a controversial resolution over former light-weight champ Vasiliy Lomachenko that noticed Haney’s repute see a small downturn after his wins over George Kambosos Jr. to unite the division.

The query is the place Haney, now 31-0 with titles in two divisions, goes from right here. One doable reply is to face former light-weight champ Teofimo Lopez, who additionally made the leap to tremendous light-weight in June. He defeated Josh Taylor by unanimous resolution to seize the WBO title.

There are additionally no scarcity of dynamic opponents nonetheless ready at light-weight, together with Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis. Ryan Garcia was calling for a shot minutes after the fight was over.

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