In a commanding display at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, Devin Haney secured the WBC super lightweight title by delivering a shutout performance against Regis Prograis.
Haney, with a professional record of 31-0 and 15 KOs, announced a strategic career move before the fight, transitioning to the 140-pound division for more challenging competition. This decision followed his close decision win against Vasyl Lomachenko in May, where he narrowly avoided defeat in Las Vegas.
The highly anticipated clash with Prograis (29-2, 24 KOs) unfolded as a showcase of Haney’s superior skills. The fight, which began with both fighters trading jabs, witnessed Haney’s dominance across multiple rounds.
As the rounds progressed, Haney’s precise combinations and strategic movements kept Prograis on the defensive. The fight culminated in a unanimous decision by the judges, with scores of 120-107 across the board, affirming Haney as the new WBC super lightweight champion.
Throughout the bout, Haney’s performance showcased exceptional control and discipline. Prograis, despite a valiant effort, struggled to find an answer to Haney’s offensive prowess. Haney’s utilization of a diverse range of punches, including body shots and powerful jabs, demonstrated his technical superiority.
25 years old. 31-0. undisputed at lightweight. goes up to 140 for his first fight at that weight & beats the 2x champion in dominating fashion. defeated 6 straight world champions.
devin haney is the fighter of the year & top 5 p4p. pic.twitter.com/TOhbZA0G2W
— Kyron Samuels (@kyronsamuels) December 10, 2023
The final bell marked the end of a masterful performance by Haney, solidifying his reputation as a formidable force in the super lightweight division. The unanimous decision victory underscored Haney’s ability to adapt to the challenges of a higher weight class.
DEVIN HANEY KNOCKDOWN REGIS PROGRAIS IN ROUND 3‼️🥊😳 pic.twitter.com/0FgQhnoaOT
— IFN (@IfnBoxing) December 10, 2023
The conclusion of the fight resonated with the audience at the Chase Center, celebrating Haney’s achievement in securing the WBC super lightweight title. As Haney looks ahead to future challenges in the division, his dominant display against Prograis sets the stage for an exciting chapter in his career.
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