Lightweight titles Devin Haney is not bounded by his multi-fight deal with Matchroom after defeating Jorge Linares earlier this year, but he is committed to working with Eddie Hearn’s promotional imprint moving forward. During a recent press conference, he told reporters that he’d like to work with Hearn for the entirety of his career.
“Eddie Hearn believed in when a lot of people didn’t. I want to have my whole career with Eddie Hearn. He’s done a lot for me and I couldn’t thank him enough,” Haney told reporters in Las Vegas on Saturday evening, according to Mike Coppinger.
Haney’s comments came moments after he defended his lightweight title against Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. on a Matchroom card. While competitive, Haney picked up the majority of the pivotal rounds en route to a unanimous decision.
“He said he was going to bring the dog out of me, and that’s exactly what he did,” he said about his performance in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.
“He hit me with some good shots. They say I have no chin, but I think I showed it in this fight.”
Moving forward, Haney will eye a fight for the undisputed title fight against George Kambosos. The fight is expected to take place in early 2022 in Australia.