Devin Haney is reportedly set to fight WBC Super Lightweight Champion Regis Prograis next.
The future of Haney, current undisputed lightweight champion, has been under speculations as he was pondering a move to up a division. Those speculations came to rest after a report from ESPN’s Mike Copinger.
Copinger reported through his sources that Haney is ready to move up to super lightweight division. He will fight Prograis on October 28 in Las Vegas, NV. The fight will be promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
Devin Haney and Regis Prograis have agreed to a deal for an Oct. 28 fight in Las Vegas for Prograis’ WBC junior welterweight title, sources tell ESPN. Haney retained his undisputed lightweight championship in May with a decision victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko. pic.twitter.com/NoJJFWWE59— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 28, 2023
Haney’s last 3 fights were promoted by Top Rank Boxing. Prior to that, his six fight were promoted by Matchroom Boxing. Prograis signed a 3-fight deal with the promotion in May this year.
Prograis beat Danielito Zorrilla to retain his WBC Super Lightweight title in the first fight of this contract. He won the vacant title by beating Jose Zepeda in November last year. He is unbeaten in his last 5 fights since losing to Josh Taylor in October 2019, which also saw him losing the WBA Super Lightweight title.
Haney became the undisputed lightweight champion in May 2022 by beating George Kambosos Jr. He also won the rematch against Kambosos in October 2022 before getting a controversial decision in his favor in May this year against Vasily Lomachenko.
Haney was promoted as WBC Lightweight Champion in October 2019 from interim champion after Lomachenko decided to be designated as WBC franchise champion.