Devin Haney calls out Oscar De La Hoya for catchweight battle ⋆ Boxing Information 24

By Huck Allen: WBC light-weight champion Devin Haney has referred to as out boxing nice Oscar De La Hoya for a catchweight battle. Haney (26-0, 15 KOs), who’s annoyed by his two necessary challengers Ryan Ryan Garcia and Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz Jr., selecting to not battle him, now has turned his consideration to 48-year-old De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs).

De La Hoya is significantly greater and taller than the 22-year-old Haney, and clearly, there could be no option to discover a catchweight that may make this a good battle.

Ryan Garcia and ‘Jo Jo Diaz are with De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions firm, and Haney feels that he’s been ducked by each of these guys.

Devin wants fighters like Ryan and Jo Jo to take his profession to the subsequent stage, however they’ve determined to battle one another as a substitute. From Ryan and Diaz’s perspective, they need probably the most cash attainable, and it makes extra sense for them to battle one another than Haney.

Haney’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, can also be annoyed at Ryan and Jo Jo selecting to not use their necessary standing to battle Devin. Hearn is now in search of an opponent for Haney to battle, and the choices aren’t nice, sadly.

Haney calls out De La Hoya

I don’t suppose Haney is severe about calling out De La Hoya, however it might be an thrilling battle if it did happen.

Contemplating how a lot greater and older De La Hoya is than Haney, the boxing public would doubtless view it as a celeb kind of battle reasonably than a severe one. It will be categorized as an Evander Holyfield vs. Victor Belfort kind of match-up.

Devin Haney Oscar De La Hoya

“That is what I mentioned in my previous interviews. Ryan Garcia was going to discover a option to duck,” mentioned Devin Haney to Behind The Gloves. “He was going to discover a option to maneuver his method out of the necessary place.

“Jo Jo Diaz, he discovered a option to maneuver and do what he does,”  Haney continued. “That is the primary time in historical past, and I mentioned this after the Ryan  – Luke Campbell battle, that guys battle for the necessary place and never wish to battle the champion.

Haney upset at being ducked

“What’s the purpose of preventing for a compulsory place? That simply exhibits what sort of risk I’m and the way a lot I convey to the desk,” mentioned Haney.  “Now that the boxing specialists and the persons are beginning to understand what it truly is.

“You’ll be able to change into a champion and make more cash than you ever made earlier than. It’s going to be the most important platform that you simply ever had earlier than.

“So it’s like, why not wish to battle me until you felt you had been going to lose? That will be the one cause to not battle me since you acquire all the things from the battle,” mentioned Devin in questioning WHY Ryan Garcia and Joseph Diaz Jr. wouldn’t benefit from their necessary standing to problem him for his WBC title.


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