Anticipated for a while, it’s currently totallyofficial Matchroom have actually introduced that Devin Haney will certainly protect his WBC light-weight title versus Jorge Linares in a May 29 centerpiece on DAZN from Michelob Ultra Field in Las Vegas.
Haney (25-0, 15 KO) takes an excellent action up right here lastly, as Linares (47-5, 29 KO) is still a leading 10 light-weight, which will certainly be the very first time we have actually had the ability to state that concerning any type of Haney challenger. The 35-year-old Venezuelan isn’t in his outright prime any longer, yet last we saw him in Feb. 2020 he tore an often-tricky Carlos Morales within 4 rounds as well as festinated.
That win was expected to establish a battle in between Linares as well as Ryan Garcia, yet COVID took that plan, and afterwards a designated August return for Linares versus Javier Fortuna was likewise terminated. Currently, it shows up Fortuna will certainly obtain Garcia, while Linares obtains a title split versus Haney.
This day is likewise near the anticipated June 5 for Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr, as well as if Lopez as well as Haney both win, that can be talked about once again. Haney has likewise had social media sites beef with Vasiliy Lomachenko, that is anticipated to return this summer season versus Masayoshi Nakatani