Unbeaten young 21 year old phenom, and elite Lightweight contender 🇺🇸Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0-0, 15KO👊) looks to further his quest and gain experience along the way as he is set to do battle with veteran former 2-time title holder 🥇🇨🇺Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-3-0, 18KO👊) on November 7th to headline DAZN’s weekend card.
THE DREAM LOOKS TOWARD BIG REALITY
Throughout his short, blossoming career, Devin Haney has proven to be exceptional talent with a wide array of all-around skills that FAR supersede his years, and the general consensus is that his time will soon come in terms of getting into the major picture of boxing’s landscape as one of boxing’s next vanguards for the young, rising generation.
Haney at this current juncture holds the secondary version of the 🟢WBC Lightweight belt, which in this circumstance doesn’t hold any water, being that 🇺🇸Teofimo “Takeover” Lopez right now holds all of the 5 major belts, including the highest versions of the ⚫WBA and 🟢WBC straps, but at the very least, with Haney holding the regular title, it indicates that he is right around the corner regarding his aspirations of getting to the major platform to prove himself against other elite talent, and in increasing his revenue value in the process.
A LONG STORIED JOURNEY, AND ONE FINAL SHOT FOR EL CICLON DE GUANTANAMO
Yuriorkis Gamboa is one whose journey played out in front of our eyes in live time, and he wears his successes, as well as his shortcomings on his sleeve. After winning a Gold-Medal in the 2004 Olympics, he earned opportunities at titles and headliner TV coverage, and capitalized in those opportunities to win 2 titles, while putting together an unbeaten campaign.
His reign would come to an end when he moved up from Super-Featherweight, to Lightweight to fight 🇺🇸Terence “Bud” Crawford, in a performance that was truthfully the birth of Crawford’s outward starpower in boxing. Since that fight, Yuriorkis has had mixed results, and had to come to grips that he is one of the rare Gold-Medalists historically to be deemed lacking in the fundamental skill department.
After getting a draw verdict against 🇺🇸Jason Sosa, Gamboa took another major step up to fight 🇺🇸Gervonta “Tank” Davis. During the bout he ruptured his achillies, and he labored around like a wounded animal. To the surprise of some, he still did pretty well regarding the circumstances, offering up a few moments, but ultimately got stopped late.
For his bravery, a consolation prize was fitting to give him one more shot at a major talent while he is healthy, and that comes against 🇺🇸Devin Haney. Not much is expected from the soon-to-be 39 year old, but at the very least, he can provide some experience for Haney to acquire during the fight.