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Floyd Mayweather and his prediction with Devin Haney is beginning to come true

Floyd Mayweather He is one of the most effective and respected boxers in history. His record of 50 consecutive victories reflects this. And a few


Floyd Mayweather He is one of the most effective and respected boxers in history. His record of 50 consecutive victories reflects this. And a few years ago he dared to name his successor, when he was only 16 years old: Devin Haney.

For The Ring, ‘Money’ became the best pound for pound fighter. His impressive record accompanied a great striking technique in the ring. Few could be more empowered than him to name ’s next star.

The year was 2015 and Mayweather He was speaking for the media. next to her, a young 16-year-old Devin Haney was listening to him. It was there when the one from Michigan ‘ceded’ the witness to him.

“I’ve known him for many, many years. I’ve known his father Bill for many years and my father has worked with him. Chemistry, when you work with him, you know… he’s going to be an incredible professional, and I want this boy break my record,” said Floyd himself.

Can he match or surpass Floyd?

Just a year later, at 17, Haney made his professional debut in 2015 against the Mexican Gonzalo López, whom he defeated by KO Since then, his trajectory is unstoppable.

Now, at 23 years old, ‘El Sueo’ is already the undisputed lightweight world champion. His last fight against George Kambosos Jr. has allowed him to obtain the WBA (super), IBF, WBO and Ring lightweight titles, in addition to the one obtained by the World Boxing Council in 2019.

His 28 wins without losses for a Haney that many already compare to Mayweather in his way of fighting. His pacing and careful boxing are reminiscent of his mentor. Eight years later, it seems that he was little wrong.