Devin Haney: 'Tank don't want to fight'

Devin Haney wants big fights.

Yet, Bill Haney, the father of Devin Haney doesn’t believe Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis wants to make a fight with his son – despite Davis being the biggest fight to be made at or around his weight class.

Haney outpointed Regis Prograis on Saturday night, winning every round, and Prograis’ WBC junior welterweight title in the process. Haney also dropped Prograis twice in the bout. Bill Haney was skeptical that Gervonta Davis would fight his son in the future. As the father and trainer of the newly-crowned world champion didn’t mince words when it came to Davis or his team.

“Nobody has [outdone] Devin,” said Bill Haney at the post-fight press conference. “In terms of Tank’s dance partners, you don’t have to put down the other fighter to validate what you are and what you bring to the table.”

“Tank and his team have consistently lied to the people about this narrative that because you make money or because you charge the people some astronomical money for a fight that you know the guy is going to lose…the betting line isn’t reflecting as much as the guy is charging.”

“A message to all the fans, stop letting Tank and his team piss on your head and tell you it is rain with these insignificant fights. I’m saying this for the culture. Devin represents the culture, and what boxing should be."

Devin Haney, 25-years-old, put it more abruptly and to the point. Haney made it clear that he would stay at junior welterweight for a ‘big fight’, but he also is eyeing the welterweight division to become a three-division world champion. Haney doesn’t believe Davis, age 29, is keen on fighting him. Davis took to social media to poke fun at Haney and the ticket prices for the sell-out event. This prompted the following:.

“Tank don’t want to fight,” said Haney in the press conference. If he really wanted to fight, then he’d be trying to build up the fight instead of trying to knock it down or trying to say I’m only selling because of this or because of that…they say everything, but ‘let’s fight!’"