If he defeats Zaur Abdullaev tonight — by 2am on Saturday morning, live on Sky Sports Action, devin Haney will become mandatory challenger to the Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Unbeaten duo Abdullaev and Haney will contest that the WBC title and the winner will struggle for the championship that is full that Lomachenko won from Luke Campbell.
Haney remains just 20 but has emerged as one of the most exciting up-and-comers in the game. Since he could not get a permit in California prior to his 18th birthday his initial four fights were in Mexico. His blend of athleticism and punch power implies he has been identified as a danger to Lomachenko, the maestro who is operating two divisions above featherweight at which he started his profession.
“This is a huge opportunity. This fight puts me one step nearer to exactly where I need to be,” Haney said, who has built a 22-0 record.
“I will show you a small sample of what I’ll give Lomachenko. I will show the world that I’m ready for the top dogs”
Haney will even emerge as a possible competitor for Campbell, that fell short against Lomachenko but nevertheless aims to become a world champion.
First, California-born Haney has to deal of headlining in The Theatre at New York City’s Madison Square Garden with the pressure.
Although he has not boxed outside of the home nation, the Abdullaev of russia has won 11 of his own fights.
Heather Hardy defends her WBO featherweight championship against Amanda Serrano in a few of the best women’s boxing games of all time.
The winner has a fight against Katie Taylor year anticipating them but local gratification is up for grabs between two New York friends who promised if the reward was big to fight each other. Tonight that second arrives.
Serrano has won world titles in seven weight divisions and also her loss in 38 struggles came. Hardy has racked up 22 successive wins without leaving New York and today, aged 37, has a major opportunity with a much bigger fight looming against Taylor if she wins.
When Michael Hunter struggles with Sergey Kuzmin heavyweight contenders collide.
Both have enjoyed success on British soil recently – before Kuzmin made David Price retire in his corner Hunter pumped Martin Bakole out to declare himself as a threat in the branch.
“The dude is bigger, more powerful and has longer experience. However, I wish to show myself,” said Hunter whose only defeat at 18 came from Oleksandr Usyk if they met as cruiserweights.
Saturday morning at 2am, live on Sky Sports Action – Devin Haney vs Zaur Abdullaev, Heather Hardy vs Amanda Serrano, Michael Hunter vs Sergey Kuzmin.
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