Devin “The Dream” Haney held his media workout strategically the Thursday prior to Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia facing each other on April 22nd, at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Haney is not just a world champion, but a master at marketing and took advantage of the added media and hosted his pre-fight media workout at the Top Rank Inc. boxing gym.
The 24-year-old, Haney, who holds all four widely recognized world titles in the lightweight division will face three-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 20, which will be distributed for viewers at home via ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Haney has been calling for Vasiliy Lomachenko since winning the WBC interim lightweight world title when he knocked out Zaur Abdullaev in 2019. Haney would catch some slack for being elevated to full champion famously via an e-mail, that many roasted, but now Haney is getting the last laugh as he holds all the lightweight world titles, and now it is Lomachenko who to accommodate Haney’s demands.
“I’m happy that finally, I get my shot at [Lomachenko],” stated Haney. “The tables have turned. It feels good that the tables have turned. Now I’m the guy giving him the shot. I’m happy that I get to prove myself.”
As for the elephant in the room, Haney’s weight. The massive lightweight, who has to make enormous sacrifices to make the lightweight limit remarked that things are right on schedule and he feels fine.
“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling strong, My weight is good, I’m happy and in good spirits,” said Haney when addressing his size as Haney recently was at Victor Conte’s world-famous SNAC System Gym earlier this week.
“When we go into a fight, it’s a war. It’s combat. Two warriors going at it. We put our life on the line when we go in that ring.”