All box fans have their favourite boxer and are keeping track of new names coming up in the sport.
One of the few that can be said to be a name to watch out for is Devin Haney! So let’s meet our young up and rising star!
Where is Devin Haney from?
Devin Haney is a professional Lightweight boxer. Haney was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 9, 1998. He started boxing at the age of 4 and his amateur record was 20-2.
He has said that his father used to take him to the gym (The Boxing Laboratory) and he would wander around, picking up random things like dumbbells and hitting them with his hand.
When he was four, his father had him try boxing out and has been training ever since. Haney also won a silver medal in the 2014 Ringside National Championship as a junior welterweight.
He captured the WBC Youth Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title against David Ezequiel Romero on June 14, 2015, after knocking down Romero twice.
As of August 2016, he is rated #8 by The Ring and #11 by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Haney boxed as an amateur for over 150 fights.
He won four Las Vegas Golden Gloves Championships, three US National Championships, two Ringside World Titles, was a two-time winner of the Junior Olympic Championships, and was a two-time Ringside National champion. Haney currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Devin Haney family tree
Haney’s father, Jeff, an amateur boxer turned trainer. He and his mother were both born in the Philippines. Haney has five siblings: sisters Bianca and Natalia Haney, twin brothers Gabriel and Gabriel Jr. Nunez.
Haney’s mother Andrea has been helping her son train since he was four. His father Jeff is a professional trainer to several current and former world champion fighters such as Mikey Garcia, Brandon Rios and Amanda Serrano.
Haney’s family has been involved in boxing for generations, as his grandfather was a boxing promoter and his sister Bianca also competes as a boxer.
- Height – He stands at 5’7″ tall
- Weigh? – 115 lbs. When he returned to the ring in January of 2017 he weighed over 170 lbs.
- Nationality? – American.
- Did Devin Haney win a gold medal? – Yes, he won a Gold Medal at the 2012 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Yerevan, Armenia.
- Haney has won One World Title to date – WBC Silver Lightweight title.
- He won his first world title under the promotional company in September 2018.
Some of Haney’s achievements
David Haney turned professional in 2015 and won his first world title in September 2018.
After his win over Mason Menard on October 17, 2016 he announced that he would turn professional. During the interview Devin stated that “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to sign with Top Rank and ESPN. I plan on becoming a world champion someday.”
- Total fights – 23
- Wins- 19
- Wins by KO – 13
- Losses – 2
- Draws – 0
- DQ’s – 0
He won his first world title under the promotional company in September 2018.
When all is said and done we can say without a doubt that we are looking at a champion in the boxing world.