Devin Haney wrested the WBC tremendous light-weight world title from Regis Prograis on Saturday, knocking his opponent down as soon as on the best way to a unanimous choice victory in San Francisco.
Haney, the previous undisputed light-weight world champion stepping as much as the 140-pound division for the primary time, received by scores of 120-107 from all three judges and mentioned the transfer up in weight had made a brand new fighter of him.
“An amazing distinction,” a victorious Haney advised DAZN within the ring on the Chase Middle, residence of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.
“You see it in my efficiency. I felt a lot stronger… 140 acquired a brand new king.”
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Haney despatched Prograis to the canvas within the third spherical with one among many devastating combos.
He wobbled Prograis once more within the sixth on the best way to the dominant victory.
Haney, a 24-year-old Bay Space native, improved to 31-0 with 15 knockouts.
Arduous-hitting southpaw Prograis was making the second protection of the WBC title he received with an Eleventh-round knockout of Jose Zepeda for the vacant title in November final yr.
He notched a split-decision win over Danielito Zorrilla in June however fell to 29-2 with 24 knockouts with the defeat.