Devin Haney’s marketer thinks about Jorge Linares simply the sort of challenger the young champ requires to defeat remarkably to show himself as an elite lightweight.
As a matter of fact, Eddie Hearn believes Haney will certainly develop himself as boxing’s best lightweight if he takes care of Linares the method Hearn anticipates. Teofimo Lopez clearly would ask to vary, however Linares plainly is the most effective challenger Haney has actually been set up to encounter given that he transformed professional 5 years back.
The Haney-Linares fight formally was introduced Wednesday mid-day for May 29 in Las Las vega. Their 12-round, 135-pound defend Haney’s WBC globe lightweight title will certainly be streamed by DAZN worldwide as a centerpiece from Michelob ULTRA Field, the place previously referred to as Mandalay Bay Occasions Facility.
“This the breakout fight that will show the world that Devin Haney is the best lightweight on the planet,” Hearn stated in Matchroom Boxing’s news release to introduce the Haney-Linares round. “Jorge Linares is an incredible boxer, a three-weight king that has rate, power and also lots of experience.
“I’ve represented four fighters who’ve attempted to beat Jorge and failed, but this time I believe we have the future king of the division in Devin, and this is his moment. May 29, the bright lights of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, this is the moment.”
The 35-year-old Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) has actually shed by technological ko 5 times in his 18-year professional profession. Oscar De La Hoya, the Venezuelan expert’s co-promoter, warned, nonetheless, that Linares stands for an enforcing action up in course for the 22-year-old Haney (25-0, 15 KOs).
“We have worked with Jorge Linares for a long time,” De La Hoya stated, “and anytime the so-called experts count him out, he comes back with a vengeance. Haney has never confronted anyone even close to Jorge’s skill level, and at 135 he is still a force to be reckoned with for anyone in the division.”
Las Las Vega’ Haney has actually beat Russia’s Zaur Abdullaev (12-1, 8 KOs), the Dominican Republic’s Alfredo Santiago (13-1, 5 KOs) and also Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-4, 18 KOs) in his 3 lightweight champion suits.
Gamboa has actually won globe titles in 3 departments, however he was 38 when Haney well beat him by consentaneous choice in their 12-rounder November 7 at Seminole Acid Rock Resort & & Gambling Enterprise in Hollywood, Florida.
Linares, a previous champ in the featherweight, jr lightweight and also lightweight departments, will certainly finish a 15-month discharge when he testsHaney He knocked senseless Mexican expert Carlos Morales (19-5-4, 8 KOs) in the 4th round of his newest fight, which happened in February 2020 at Honda Facility in Anaheim, The golden state.
Keith Idec is an elderly writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be gotten to on Twitter @Idecboxing.