Devin Haney Has All-Time Great Ambition

Not many fighters have done what Devin Haney has done in a lifetime, let alone by the age of 23-years-old. Haney is the undisputed lightweight world champion, and on October 16th (October 15th in the United States), Haney will head back to Australia to face George Kambosos Jnr., in a rematch at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Haney isn’t just making a mark in the sport, he is accumulating accolades and achievements that are building towards being one of the best of his era.

“It was a dream come true to become undisputed and my name mentioned with the greats,” said Haney at a press conference to promote the upcoming bout. “I want my name to be mentioned with Pernell Whitaker….I want to do the same thing. I want my name to be along those who defended the belts.”

In an era in which we hear so much about money, business, and financial burden being placed on the fans. Haney is refreshing as his goal is simple - greatness. The money will come with the greatness, but Devin is consumed with being a legend like the fighters he looked up to.

Haney, who will be up for Fighter of the Year, if he wins this rematch against Kambosos Jnr., a fight he is heavily favored in, is a contractual obligation, as to get the fight with Kambosos Jnr., he had to agree to fight Kambosos Jnr, in Australia twice. Haney agreed to it, and this second bout will fulfill that obligation.

It is clear that Haney’s goal is clear. Haney wants to be the youngest undisputed champion to defend all the titles. That achievement is on the line on October 15th.

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