Devin Haney promotes first show against Burgos, Sep.28th
Lightweight contender Devin Haney is what you would call a blue-chip prospect. At age 19, Haney has just as many fights as he has the years he has been alive and on top of that is the youngest boxing promoter in the history of boxing.
“I believe I’m the youngest promoter in boxing history and it makes me very excited to make that claim. I look forward to putting on great fights. I’m going to be the next superstar in the sport, and I want to give other fighters opportunities to showcase their talents.” said Haney, who is mature beyond his years when reflecting upon the opportunity of promoting his event at such a young age.
Haney will face former world title contender Juan Carlos Burgos on ShoBox: The New Generation, September 28th in Temecula, Ca at the Pechanga Resort Casino. This is the second time, Haney is headlining Showtime in the past year.
“Juan Carlos Burgos is a tough opponent who’s been in multiple world title fights and has a lot of experience. This will definitely be my toughest fight to date on paper, and on September 28, I will show the world what Devin Haney is made of.”
Bill Haney Sr., Devin Haney’s father, trainer and manager is excited at what the future holds for his son as this has been one of the best camps to date.
“Training camp is going as planned and Devin is looking unbelievable. We’ve been doing a lot of strength and conditioning training at the SNAC facility with Victor Conte, and it’s been fantastic. Right now Devin is strong and very sharp.”
Haney Sr. furthered, “Burgos is a dangerous fighter with world championship experience who went 12 rounds with one of the best fighters [Mikey Garcia] in boxing. These are the type of fights that take a fighters’ career to the next level, and I believe Devin is ready to graduate.”
It is no secret that Devin Haney is the next wave of boxers coming into their own along the likes of Teofimo Lopez, Karlos Balderas and Shakur Stevenson to name a few who come to mind. Haney is an entertaining fighter, who is looking to be a world champion by his 21st birthday.
With television dates and a promoter’s license, Haney now seems to have the perfect platform to catapult to the top of the sport.