Devin Haney Training Camp Quotes
Rising star and undefeated lightweight contender, Devin "The
Dream" Haney (22-0, 14 KOs), has wrapped up training camp
for his upcoming showdown with Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7 KOs).
Haney vs. Abdullaev, promoted by Matchroom Boxing and Devin
Haney Promotions, will be a 12-round main event bout for the
WBC interim lightweight championship on Friday September 13
at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York,
live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Haney, who will be making his first appearance at "The Mecca
of Boxing" - Madison Square Garden, will look to make it a
memorable one as he has plans to take over the lightweight
Here is what Haney had to say about the upcoming fight:
On his upcoming fight against Zaur Abdullaev:
"I know Abdullaev is focused, he's been at the top of the
rankings for a while now, so I know he's ready to fight.
He's an undefeated fighter, who has beaten some quality
opposition, so I take him very seriously. I'm just very
excited to face Abdullaev because it will show the world my
skills and why I am the new face of the sport."
On his recent training camp:
"Training camp has been great. We started strength and
conditioning with Coach Reggie at Phase 1. I really got
stronger and I can feel the difference. I spent the next
portion of camp at the SNAC System facility in the Bay Area
working with Victor Conte. There I worked on my speed and
explosiveness with well renowned track coach Remi Korchemny.
I've had a world class training camp, with everything from
strength and conditioning, to tremendous sparring, included
with a lot of rest and recovery. This will be another
memorable performance like my last fight on DAZN."
On fighting for the WBC interim lightweight title:
"The WBC Interim World Championship means a lot to me. Some
people kept labeling me a prospect when I knew I was so much
more. Being able to fight for an Interim World Title means
everything. This not only makes me the WBC mandatory for
Vasiliy Lomacheno, but I'm able to do Interim Title
defenses, until Loma is ready to fight. I believe the winner
of Haney vs Abdullaev is in a really good position with the
On headlining at Madison Square Garden on DAZN?
"This is something I've always dreamed about for sure. MSG
is the most historic and iconic arena in all of sports. I'm
headlining a card full of great fights. Heather Hardy (22-0)
vs Amanda Serrano (36-1) for the WBO World Female
Featherweight Title will be a very exciting fight. My good
friend from Las Vegas, Michael Hunter (17-1) vs Sergey
Kuzmin (15-0) will be a terrific fight as well. There are
only two losses between all six of the fighters on the main
card. This is my first time at the Hulu Theater, and I'm
going to put on a helluva show. Everyone should get their
tickets now, because it's going to be a great night of
boxing and entertainment."