Devin Haney is not one of those boxers that many people know at the moment, but when he said that the industry and the true fans of the sport knew who he was, that was very true. He is a very hard-working American professional boxer who may be very young but has a number of accomplishments to his credit, including being the youngest USBA lightweight champion.
Bio – Who Is Devin Haney?
The American boxer known in the ring as “The Dream” was born on November 17, 1998, in San Francisco as Devin Miles Haney, but he grew up in Oakland.
Thanks to his father William Haney, who is a trainer and boxing manager, he started boxing at a very young age. To further his boxing career, Devin and his father moved to Las Vegas when he was only 7 years old. He caught the eye of Floyd Mayweather Snr. who also trained him.
As a seven-time National Junior Amateur Champion, Devin had a very successful amateur career with 130 wins and only 8 defeats.
While the drums beat for him in boxing, he never failed to attract some attention outside the ring. After Blac Chyna and YBN Almighty Jay ended their relationship, the man Chyna was to be associated with was Devin Haney.
The first serious indication that the two were involved came from Instagram when Blac Chyna showed the boxer a picture with “Hi Babe” written on it. Devin left a heart emoji in response.
Before meeting Devin Haney, the 30-year-old former “Rob & Chyna” reality star had just ended a three-month relationship with YBN Almighty Jay, who was only 18 years old.
Looking at the boxing career of the boxer who has Floyd Mayweather as his mentor and is part of the Money team, Haney has a lot to show for himself so far. After he turned pro at the age of 16, Haney went to Mexico to start boxing as he was considered too young for professional boxing in the USA.
His first fight took place in 2015 against Gonzalo Lopez. The Dream ended the fight in the same way that any boxer would end his debut fight by knocking out his opponent with a knockout. He achieved the same feat a few days later in his second fight against Jose Iniguez.
In his third fight in 2016 against Jorge Edgar Sillas, Devin needed a decision to win the fight before he could defeat Roman Melendez in a knockout. In the United States, Devin had his first fight against Rafael Vazquez on April 9, 2016, from which he emerged victorious thanks to a unanimous decision. The next fight was against Jairo Fernandez Vargas, which ended in favor of Devin, who knocked Vargas out.
With a win over Mason Menard on May 11, 2018, Devin had entered the ring as a professional boxer a total of nineteen times. He won six fights by unanimous decision, while thirteen fights were won by knockout. In his last 10 fights, he only won two by decision, while the rest were won by knockout. Interestingly, after nineteen fights, he still hasn’t lost or drawn a fight.
In his years as a professional boxer, he has won a number of titles, including the World Youth Championship.
Height, Weight, and Body Stats
As far as his height and general build are concerned, although the sport is not too focused on size, he is in good hands in this department, just as he is well built. Devin Haney has a height of 175 cm (5 feet) while his body weight is 61,23 kg (135 lb).
There is no information about his general body statistics, but as it is obvious, he has a good body and the ability to complement everything that helps him to be as successful as he has been.
Other Facts About Devin
1. According to him, he is a man who prefers to give something back to his community rather than spend it on jewelry or in clubs.
2. In 2018, at the age of only 19, he became the youngest promoter in boxing history. This happened after he received his promoter’s license in California and founded his advertising company, Devin Haney Promotions.
3. The boxer first approached Blac Chyna after he realized they shared the same lawyer.