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Boxing star Devin Haney wins title in new weight class: “We have a new king!”

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Devin Haney won the WBC junior welterweight title. Photo via Instagram (@realdevinhaney)

Boxing superstar Devin Haney put on a masterful performance to win the WBC junior welterweight title on Saturday. The 25-year-old faced WBC junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis inside a sold out Chase Center in San Francisco.

The former undisputed lightweight king won the fight via unanimous decision with 120-107 on all three judges’ scorecards after completely dominating the fight.

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Devin Haney: “This means everything”

Devin Haney outlanded his opponent with nearly four times as many punches.

“At 140, we have a new king,” Haney said after the fight. “This means everything. Since I was a young kid, my dream was to come back to the Bay Area and put on a big event. What better time than now with 16,000 people coming out to support me?”

Regis Prograis gave credit to the new champion after the fight was over, claiming that Haney was a better boxer than he thought.

“That motherfucker is good!” Prograis said. “He is better than I thought, I’m not going to lie. I’m going to give [trainer] Bill [Haney] and his team credit. Look, we still keep the same energy but I am going to tell the truth. Devin Haney is better than I thought, I’m not going to lie. He is.”

“His feet are faster and he’s quicker than I thought he was. I couldn’t seem to get to him, he was quick.”

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