DEVIN HANEY is targeting a combat against Regis Prograis successful his bid to instrumentality implicit the super-lightweight division.
The 24-year-old has cleaned up astatine lightweight and pursuing his triumph implicit Vasiliy Lomachenko past period hinted that his clip astatine 135lbs whitethorn beryllium up.
“No value chopped for maine astatine 135 is easy. It takes a batch of discipline. I’m immense for the weight,” helium said successful the post-fight property conference.
Eddie Hearn, who promotes Prograis, and utilized to beforehand Haney, told The DAZN Boxing Show that his erstwhile combatant has already been successful interaction astir the matchup.
“He called maine helium the different night. We had a large conversation. He wants to combat Regis Prograis. It’s a tremendous fight.
“He wants to determination up to 140. He wants a belt. I said to him he’s got to beryllium a small spot cautious due to the fact that portion of his worth close present is that he’s Undisputed truthful erstwhile helium moves up a part that’s the hazard that he’s taking from there. But helium has identified Regis Prograis arsenic the combat that helium wants. I deliberation it’s an unbelievable fight. Regis loves the fight.
“Obviously he’s got [Danielito] Zorrilla archetypal connected June 17. He’s got to smash him to pieces, and he’s got to outcry retired Devin Haney. We’ve got to get them guys together. We’ve got to get the close fig for some guys and I judge we tin marque that happen.”
One of Hearn’s different 10 chromatic contenders Jack Catterall is besides hoping to onshore a combat against Prograis this year. ‘El Gato’ returned connected Saturday nighttime successful Manchester pursuing a 15-month lack from the ringing and posted his 27th triumph from 28 contests against Darragh Foley.
The super-lightweight part takes centre signifier connected June 10 erstwhile Josh Taylor faces Teofimo Lopez astatine the Madison Square Garden Theatre successful New York City.