By Adam Baskin: Bob Arum says the fighter that’s the #1 selection for Devin Haney’s subsequent struggle is Shakur Stevenson. That’s the High Rank boss Arum’s choice for Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) if he chooses to remain at 135 and never run it again towards Vasyl Lomachenko.
Shakur (20-0, 10 KOs) might be the least seemingly man to get chosen by Haney and his dad Invoice for his or her subsequent struggle as a result of it’s a mode match-up for him.
No sum of money that Arum can supply Haney will get him to conform to struggle Shakur as a result of he’s clearly hoping to win the lottery and get Gervonta Davis for a cash-out like we simply noticed Ryan Garcia get.
We noticed how Haney took off like a rocket as soon as Shakur climbed into the ring after Devin’s controversial win over Lomachenko. Haney seemed like he’d seen a ghost. He took one take a look at Shakur climbing by way of the ropes and shortly hurried away as quick as his ft may carry him.
It’s protected to say that the one man Haney will keep at 135 to struggle is the jailed Gervonta Davis. If that struggle is unavailable, Haney will transfer as much as 140 and flounder like a ship on the excessive seas. Haney lacks the facility to hold with the highest 140-pounders, and he’ll find yourself like Adrien Broner.
“Effectively, all we are able to do is supply them different fights. What are the
different fights? So after I meet with Invoice Haney, his father, and supervisor, there are just a few fights that we are able to speak about, and so they’re in all probability others he can struggle,” stated Bob Arum to Fighthype when requested what choices he has for Devin Haney if he chooses to stick with High Rank for his subsequent struggle.
“The winner of this struggle [Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez] possibly, go to 140. He can possibly struggle Ryan Garcia. That’s a chance.
“He can keep at 135 and possibly struggle a rematch [with Vasyl Lomachenko], or he can say to me, ‘Hey, the man I would like that may be a large fighter and would do a number of enterprise’ is Shakur Stevenson. I like all of them.
“Clearly, the struggle I would love finest is towards Shakur Stevenson as a result of he’s one other man I like to observe struggle.
“From the time we signed Shakur, and we signed Lomachenko, that was the struggle in my thoughts that I wished to see. It was somewhat too early for Shakur to struggle Loma at that time, however I might love that struggle, even when I wasn’t selling it. I might pay to see it.
“Effectively, that’s as much as Loma and his father on what they need to do,” stated Arum when requested the place Vasily Lomachenko goes from right here. “If I used to be a fan, I might be completely satisfied to pay cash anytime Loma stepped within the ring as a result of he’s such a fantastic expertise, and whether or not it’s a rematch with Haney or taking place to 130 or to struggle different good fighters at 135, that’s going to be as much as them.
“However I actually am a fantastic admirer of Vassily Lomachenko, and I do know we’ll be persevering with, and he’s a extremely nice entertaining fighter,” stated Arum.