Devin Haney can become mandatory challenger into the Vasiliy Lomachenko when he beats Zaur Abdullaev tonight — from 2am on Saturday morning, live on Sky Sports Action.
Unbeaten duo Abdullaev and Haney will rival the WBC lightweight title and the winner will challenge for the full championship that Lomachenko won against Luke Campbell.
Haney is still only 20 but has rapidly emerged among the in the game. His first four conflicts have been in Mexico because he couldn’t get a permit in California prior to his 18th birthday. His blend of athleticism and punch electricity implies he’s been recognized to Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound maestro who’s operating two branches above featherweight by which he began his profession as a severe threat.
“That really is a enormous opportunity. This fight puts me one step nearer to precisely where I need to be,” Haney said, that has assembled a 22-0 record.
“I will show you a little sample of what I’ll give Lomachenko. I will show the world I’m ready for the very best dogs”
Haney will also emerge as a possible competitor for Campbell, that fell short against Lomachenko but still intends to be a world champion.
To begin with, California-born Haney must deal of headlining at New York City’s Madison Square Garden with the strain.
Russia’s Abdullaev has won all 11 of his own struggles although he has not boxed out of the home country.
Heather Hardy defends her WBO featherweight championship against Amanda Serrano in one of the women’s boxing matches of all time.
The winner has a struggle against Katie Taylor year but first, local pride is up for grabs between two New York friends who promised in case the reward was big enough to just fight each other. Tonight that moment arrives.
Serrano has won world titles along with also her only reduction in 38 battles came. Hardy has awakened 22 wins and now, aged 37, has a significant opportunity with a much bigger fight when she wins looming against Taylor.
Contenders collide when Michael Hunter and Sergey Kuzmin fight.
Both have enjoyed success over British land recently – Hunter knocked out Martin Bakole to declare himself as a threat in the division, before Kuzmin made David Price retire at his corner.
“The dude is larger, more powerful and has more experience. However, I need to prove myself,” explained Hunter whose sole defeat in 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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