Devin Haney defeats Regis Prograis via unanimous decision to win WBC super lightweight world title and improve undefeated record to 31-0

  • Haney landed 35 per cent of his punches, hitting Prograis with 129 of 367 thrown
  • Prograis admitted that he underestimated Haney’s speed and power post fight 
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Devin Haney passed his 140-pound division debut with flying colors by defeating Regis Prograis for the WBC super lightweight title via unanimous decision in front of his hometown San Francisco, California on Saturday.

Haney swept Prograis, 120-107, across all three scorecards, including a 10-8-round courtesy of a knockdown in the third. 

‘I went in here and I hit him with a sharp right hand,’ Haney said. ‘I capitalized on his tendency of leaning in.’

After scoring his first knockdown in eight fights, Haney also stunned Prograis in the sixth and ninth rounds but remained disciplined, aware of his opponent’s counter-punching ability. Haney said that his father and head coach Bill Haney urged him to stick to the game plan rather than chasing the finish. 

‘I wanted to go in there and I know I was getting him hurt,’ Haney explained. ‘My dad said stay focused, stick to the game plan.’ 

Devin Haney won the WBC super lightweight title from Regi Prograis in his divisional debut

Haney won the fight via unanimous decision after knocking Prograis down in the third round

Haney won the fight via unanimous decision after knocking Prograis down in the third round 

With the dominant win, Haney improves his undefeated record to 31-0. 

Haney landed 35 per cent of his punches, hitting Prograis with 129 of 367 attempts. On the other hand Prograis landed only 10 percent of his punches. The former champion landed 36 out of 363 thrown which is the least landed by any fighter in a 12-round fight. 

‘That motherf****r good,’ Prograis said of Haney. ‘He was better than I thought.’ 

Prograis went on to complement Haney’s speed and power after admitting that he underestimating them before the bout. As for his future, Prograis said the he will work on becoming a three-time world champion after enjoying the holidays with his loved ones.  

‘His power did surprised me, I thought he was a soft puncher,’ Prograis added.

After successfully announcing himself to the super lightweights, Haney and his team are yet to decide if they want to defend the title or move higher up in weight class.

Haney landed 35 per cent of his punches, hitting Prograis with 129 of 367 thrown in the fight

Haney landed 35 per cent of his punches, hitting Prograis with 129 of 367 thrown in the fight

‘We got a lot of options, we talked about going to 147,’ Haney said. ‘We’re gonna talk to the team and see what’s next.

‘I felt so much stronger in this camp, I felt great. 140, you got a new king.’

Haney’s impressive run continues after beating Vasiliy Lomachenko in May and back-to-back wins over George Kambosos Jr. in 2022. 

Promoter Eddie Hearn named a few potential matchups for Haney, including Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Theofimo Lopez.