Devin Haney’s move to Super Lightweight division now has a date as his bout against Regis Prograis is announced now.
Haney(30-0) is set to challenge Prograis(29-1) for his WBC World Super Lightweight Championship on December 9, 2023. The fight will headline an event from Matchroom Boxing at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA.
This will be the first time that Haney fights in San Francisco Bay Area where he was born before his family moved to Las Vegas.
🗣️ 𝐖𝐁𝐂 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞 ✍️@RPrograis defends his 140lb crown against @Realdevinhaney on December 9 👑#HaneyPrograis is LIVE on DAZN worldwide & DAZN PPV in the U.S & Canada pic.twitter.com/Hh1yCkI2it— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 26, 2023
The event is set to be a PPV event in the United States through Dazn. In other countries though, it will be available via subscription only.
Haney was the undisputed lightweight champion having won all 4 of WBC, WBA, WBO & IBF Lightweight titles. He defended his crown last against Vasily Lomachenko in May this year. Since he started looking to move up to 140 lbs division, he was announced as champion in recess by WBC who then ordered Shakur Stevenson vs Edwin Los De Santos bout for the title.
Regis Prograis is in his second reign as Super Lightweight World Champion. He earlier held WBA title which he lost to Josh Taylor in October 2019. Prograis won the vacant WBC title in November 2022 after Taylor vacated it.
Prograis only has one title defense so far which came against Danielito Zorrilla in June this year.