Devin Haney

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Devin Haney
Devin Haney 2019 picture.jpg
Haney in 2019
Nickname(s)The Dream[1]
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Reach71 in (180 cm)[1]
Born (1998-11-17) November 17, 1998 (age 21)
San Francisco, California, United States[1]
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins by KO15

Devin "The Dream" Haney (born November 17, 1998) is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC lightweight title since October 2019. As of November 2019, Haney is ranked as the world's third-best active lightweight by The Ring magazine[2], fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and sixth by BoxRec.

In 2019, Haney became the youngest world champion in the last 23 years by becoming the World Boxing Council lightweight champion after competing in a final eliminator with Russias Zaur Abdullaev.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur, Devin won seven National Titles. In January 2015, aged 16, Devin became the youngest boxer to win the Youth World Championships in Reno. He had around 138 amateur bouts before turning professional in 2015 at the age of 16.

USA Junior National Championships Silver medalist in Mobile 2013

  • Defeated Nikita Ababiy 3:0
  • Defeated Duke Ragen 3:0
  • Defeated Michael Dutchover 2:1
  • Lost to Ruben Villa 1:2

World Junior Championships quarter-finalist in Kiev, Ukraine'2013

  • Defeated Elmaddin Ismailov (Azerbaijan) 2:1
  • Defeated Sabyrzhan Abilov (Kazakhstan) 2:1
  • Lost to Suleyman Bammatov (Russia) 0:3

US Junior National Championships Gold medalist in Reno 2014

  • Defeated Adolfo Alanis 3:0
  • Defeated Alejandro Campa 3:0
  • Defeated Ryan Garcia 3:0

USA Youth National Championships Gold medalist in Reno 2015

  • Defeated Daiyaan Butt 3:0
  • Defeated Alejandro Guerrero 3:0
  • Defeated Ryan Garcia 3:0
  • Defeated Bryan Lua 3:0
  • Defeated Andres Cortes 2:1

Professional career[edit]

Haney turned pro at the age of 16 but couldn't compete in the United States due to the age regulation. His first 4 fights were in Mexico.

At regional level he has gone on to win the WBC Youth, IBF-USBA, IBF North American, WBC International , WBO Inter-Continental and WBA International lightweight titles as a professional.

In April 2019 Devin Haney and Devin Haney Promotions signed a co promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn.

In 2019 it was announced he would fight Zaur Abdulaev for the WBC interim lightweight title and became the youngest world champion in boxing when he was elevated as the WBC lightweight champion.

Personal life[edit]

Devin lived in Oakland,California as a child, but moved with his father to Las Vegas. He started boxing at the age of seven after getting into fights at school. Devin spent a lot of time in the Mayweather Gym and sparred many rounds with Floyd Mayweather who was looking to sign Haney when he turned professional along with many other promoters, however Haney decided to do it independently by starting his own Promotional company Devin Haney Promotions and in 2019 signed a co promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sports.

Devin was on his way to the 2016 Summer Olympics but decided to turn pro at the age of 16 due to the rule change at the Olympics that raised the age to qualify. However, he could not compete in the United States due to age regulations so he had his first 4 fights in Mexico, before returning to fight in venues in the United States.[3].

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
24 fights 24 wins 0 losses
By knockout 15 0
By decision 9 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
24 Win 24–0 Dominican Republic Alfredo Santiago UD 12 Nov 9, 2019 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained WBC lightweight title
23 Win 23–0 Russia Zaur Abdullaev RTD 4 (12), 3:00 Sep 13, 2019 United States Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant WBC interim lightweight title
22 Win 22–0 Mexico Antonio Moran KO 7 (12), 2:32 May 25, 2019 United States MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S. Retained WBC International and WBO Inter-Continental lightweight titles;
Won vacant WBA International lightweight title
21 Win 21–0 South Africa Xolisani Ndongeni UD 10 Jan 11, 2019 United States StageWorks, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. Won vacant WBC International and WBO Inter-Continental titles
20 Win 20–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Burgos UD 10 Sep 28, 2018 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S. Won vacant IBF North American lightweight title
19 Win 19–0 United States Mason Menard RTD 9 (10), 3:00 May 11, 2018 United States 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Won vacant USBA lightweight title
18 Win 18–0 Uganda Hamza Sempewo TKO 5 (6), 1:39 Nov 4, 2017 United States Buckhead Fight Club, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Mexico Enrique Tinoco UD 8 Sep 22, 2017 United States SugarHouse Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Miguel Angel Perez Aispuro KO 5 (8), 1:51 Jun 24, 2017 United States Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Mexico Hector Garcia UD 8 Apr 15, 2017 Mexico Salon Sindicato Alba Roja, Tijuana, Mexico
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Maximino Toala TKO 4 (10), 1:34 Mar 4, 2017 Mexico Salon Sindicato Alba Roja, Tijuana, Mexico Won vacant WBC Youth World lightweight title
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Daniel Armando Valenzuela KO 2 (8), 0:56 Jan 28, 2017 Mexico AS Boxing Arena, Tijuana, Mexico
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Odilon Rivera Meza TKO 1 (8), 1:49 Jan 12, 2017 Mexico Escape Bar, Tijuana, Mexico
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Carlos Antonio Avila TKO 5 (6), 1:45 Oct 21, 2016 Mexico Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico
10 Win 10–0 United States Mike Fowler TKO 5 (6), 1:19 Sep 15, 2016 United States 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Carlos Castillo UD 6 Aug 27, 2016 United States The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Javier Meraz TKO 2 (6), 1:45 Aug 12, 2016 Mexico Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico
7 Win 7–0 United States Clay Burns UD 6 Jun 25, 2016 United States Belle of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Jairo Fernandez Vargas TKO 4 (6), 1:34 May 21, 2016 United States Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Puerto Rico Rafael Vazquez UD 4 Apr 9, 2016 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Roman Melendez TKO 1 (6), 2:26 Mar 19, 2016 Mexico Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Jorge Edgar Sillas UD 6 Feb 20, 2016 Mexico Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Jose Iniguez TKO 1 (4), 1:36 Dec 18, 2015 Mexico Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Gonzalo Lopez TKO 1 (4), 0:33 Dec 11, 2015 Mexico Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Mexico


  1. ^ a b c d e "Devin Haney". BoxRec. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Lightweight ratings". The Ring. 2019-08-20. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  3. ^ "Will Devin Haney become America's next boxing sensation?". 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2019-08-20.

External links[edit]

World boxing titles
Title last held by
Omar Figueroa Jr.
WBC lightweight champion
Interim title

September 13 – October 23, 2019
Preceded by
Vasyl Lomachenko
Status changed
WBC lightweight champion
October 23, 2019 – present