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Devin Haney: Top 5 Things People Search About The Boxer In 2021!

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Devin Miles Haney more commonly known as simply Devin Haney is an American professional boxer. Born on November 17, 1998, the 22-year-old has held the WBC lightweight title since 2019. As of July last year, Haney is ranked as the world’s third-best active lightweight by The Ring magazine, the world’s fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and the world’s fifth by BoxRec. Here are some of the most frequently searched things about the boxer that might answer some of your questions! 

Devin Haney: Top 5 Burning Questions About The Boxer In 2021!

1. How much money does Devin Haney make?

  • Devin Haney Net worth 2021   $6,000,000
  • Devin Haney Net worth 2020      $5,000,000
  • Devin Haney Net worth 2019      $3,100,000
  • Devin Haney Net worth 2018      $1,200,000

According to online sources, pro boxer Devin Haney’s net worth as of 2021 is around $6m. The 22-year-old has had an astonishing career so far, with a steller 25-0 record. The hefty purse money winnings have enabled him to live a posh life which only took four years. 

David Haney made the career leap from amateur to professional and reached the peak of success by making serious money over the years. The Californian started his own company back in 2019 and also signed a contract with DAZN, Eddie Hearn, and Matchroom Sports. 

As a part of Devin Haney DAZN contract, he was supposed to promote its new app in 2020. 

To date, the 22 year old’s highest payout was $1m, when he defended his WBC title for the first time. The pro-boxer battled Alfredo Santiago at an undercard event but ended up earning more than the headliners. 

The main event was YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul rematch, from which each of the boxers was able to earn $900,000. It was the first professional bout between the two boxers, while the first fight was a “white collar” one in Manchester. 

Last year, Haney’s father and his trainer Bill Haney handed Haney the keys to a Lamborghini Urus on his 21st birthday. The 641HP beast came with an astounding price tag of $250,000. 

Like most top-tier professional athletes, sponsorship deals comprise a sizable chunk of Haney’s income. The 22-year-old boxer and his father have also launched a CBD product brand named WEDMrecovery. 

The Californian boxer is also the face of US sports supplement company SNAC Nutrition. The brand also has the likes of Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Demetrius Andrade on their list of sponsored boxers. 

2. What weight class is Ryan Garcia?

  • Lightweight
  • Super featherweight

The future WBC lightweight turned pro at the age of 17 but could not compete in the United States due to the minimum age regulation, so David Haney’s first four fights were in Mexico. At the regional level, David Haney won the WBC Youth, IBF-USBA, IBF North American, WBC International, WBO Inter-Continental, and WBA International lightweight titles as a professional.

On February 2, 2018, David Haney was scheduled to fight Filipino Harmonito Dela Torre in an eight-round opening bout. The Filipino boxer had problems obtaining a visa and subsequently withdrew from the fight. Unable to find an opponent, the date was scrapped but just a year later, David Haney dominated a very tough opponent in Xolisani Ndongeni on the way to a 10-round unanimous decision win. Also in 2019, David Haney entered his name into a co-promotional deal between his own company, Devin Haney Promotions, and British promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing

On May 25, 2019, Haney was victorious against Antonio Moran via a vicious seventh-round knockout, in his first match under the Matchroom banner.

In September 2019, Haney was victorious against Zaur Abdullaev (11-0) for the WBC interim lightweight title, and later became the youngest (i.e. latest born) world champion in boxing when he was taken to new heights as the WBC lightweight champion after previous WBC lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko was promoted to “Franchise Champion” by the WBC.

On the undercard of KSI vs. Logan Paul II in November 2019, the then 21 year old pro boxer made his first title defense against Alfredo Santiago (12-0), and won by unanimous decision. The California native injured his shoulder during the fight, requiring surgery that would keep him out until the summer of 2020. Haney maintained the title “champion in recess.”

This pro-boxer once publicly stated that he could beat unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko during an interview with 78SportsTV in April 2020. When asked if would “end the hype of Loma”, Haney said, “I’ll tell you this. I will never lose to a white boy in my life. I don’t care what nobody got to say. Fight a white boy 10 times, I’m going to beat him 10 times.” Haney was criticized for this comment, with many saying it was anti-white racism.

Haney came out on Twitter after and said, “I’m not racist and I never will be a racist. I’m chasing greatness.” He also said he spoke with WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán and “confirmed to him directly my commitment to be a role model and my absolute rejection of discrimination of any kind.”

Haney’s remarks were later compared to Bernard Hopkins’ declaration that he would “never let a white boy beat me” before his fight with Joe Calzaghe, which Hopkins eventually lost. 

3. Is Devin Haney related to Mayweather?

More recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, Haney has been training with Mayweather.

The California native became the youngest world champion in WBC history when he defeated Zaur Abdullaev in 2019 to claim the WBC interim lightweight title. His early promise in the ring has earned him comparisons with Floyd Mayweather. However, the 22-year-olds comparisons with the retired super featherweight legend did not stem from his successful boxing career alone. Their social media messaging and content are somewhat similar as well. For example, Mayweather loves showing off his wealth on social media and even though Haney is yet to go anywhere near the total career earnings of Mayweather, he loves to remind the world that he is quite rich as well.

During the lockdown, Haney uploaded a picture of him near a pile of cash. The caption said: “I’d be rather rich than famous.” Many people found the uploaded photo and caption to be an arrogant move, but he does have flaunt-worthy wealth.

Floyd Mayweather training with Devin Haney

According to an article by Essentially Sports, Haney has had a lengthy relationship with Mayweather before the two began training together. In the past, the 22 year old has been trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr., Jeff Mayweather, and Roger Mayweather. When Roger passed away in March 2020, this inspired Floyd Jr. to do something new and different so he decided he’d do for others what Roger did for him. After all, Roger, as did the other Mayweathers, all helped train Floyd Jr. when he was starting out. 

As Floyd Jr. wanted to be as good of a trainer as Roger Mayweather was. Although he’s one of the best boxers of all time, he hasn’t trained anyone until now, so he started slowly by just doing drills with his son and his nephew.

During the pandemic, Floyd Mayweather and Devin first started training virtually via Instagram. Then, Haney finally got a chance to train with him in person. The young 22-year-old athlete said their training session went well. So far, however, there hasn’t been any contract or deal between the two boxers because Mayweather has his own boxing promotion company, and it’s what helped him become so successful. If the 22-year-old also joins that company, then that can be the start of something great.

Is Haney the next Mayweather?

Likely due to the lessons he’s learned from many great trainers, the 22 year LA boxer has a versatile boxing style. Like he told Bleacher Report, “I want to learn as much as I can from everyone. That’s what makes up the Devin Haney style.”

So far, the 22 year old has an undefeated record of 25-0. But he hasn’t really fought a notable opponent yet. Time will tell where he really stands in terms of his boxing skill. That said, the young LA native and Mayweather, the more experienced boxer have more similarities. For example, he fights in the lightweight division, which Mayweather also fought in.

In addition to that, Devin like Floyd is not afraid to use social media to talk about his thoughts. And Devin Haney is also not afraid of saying controversial things. For example, one time Devin Haney said, according to DAZN, “I will never lose to a white boy in my life.” 

21 year old Devin Haneyhas since apologized for that comment, but this type of gaff is something that Mayweather is used to doing, too.

4. Who is Devin Haney signed to?

Devin Haney penned his name down on a co-promotional deal between his own company, Devin Haney Promotions, and British promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, in April 2019.

5. Who is Devin Haney’s girlfriend?

Devin Haney has been living in Las Vegas since he was seven years old after his family moved to Californian from San Francisco. 

The LA boxer started to date model and entrepreneur Blac Chyna in 2018 but after they started seeing each other, the 11 year age difference between the two sparked a lot of public controversies. 

The dup broke up a few months later and went their separate ways. 

Haney has been rumored to be dating Instagram model Big Gigi and this couple has been together since January 2019. Gigi has a daughter from her previous relationship. 

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