With a crushing overhand right in the 7th round that put the crowd on their feet, Devin Haney (22-0-0, 14KO) ended Antonio Moran’s (24-4-0, 17KO) night, handing the Mexican Lightweight his first loss by way of knockout Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor in Oxnon Hill, Maryland.
From the opening bell the rounds were dominated by Haney and it was clear that Moran was in for a long night as “The Dream” took control with punches that predominantly came in the form of a crisp left jab and sharp lead left hook that continuously tagged Moran’s face. When Haney wasn’t landing those shots there was little in the way of relief for Moran as he was probably taking a thudding right hook to the body, a shot that put him down in the 5th round.
Haney is now 2-0 on the year and has a “2019 Knockout of the Year” candidate under his belt. Not a bad way for the 20 year old Haney to make his debut on DAZN. It appears that we will be seeing Haney in against Zaur Abdullaev of Russia in a WBC title eliminator to fight the winner of Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell.