AIR DATE: Jan 05 2021 21:13UTC
EPISODE: Episode 1
Talkin Fight | Boxing News Network: Knuckle Up
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We’Ve got mike gore in the house and we’re going to be knuckling up with him.
Welcome to his show knuckle up mike or at four, and who do you have for us today? Oh, my man here devin haney uh, of course, yeah, of course, a guy, a guy, a guy that you’re not gon na know because you know he’s young and you’re a little older, and you know your your.
Your area of expertise in the boxing is long before our time they start with names like muhammad yeah way back all right, guys, yeah.
Let me let me tell you a little bit about this kid man.
I don’t think devin.
I don’t think devin was a name back in like the 1970s.
It probably probably wasn’t it probably wasn’t.
Well, he was born.
He was born november 17.
So you know he’s a youngin he’s a youngin um.
His nickname is the dream.
Um he’s an american professional boxer, who’s held the wbc lightweight title since 2019 and as of july 2020, haney is ranked uh as the world’s third best active lightweight, buy ring magazine.
Fourth by the transitional boxing rankings board and fifth by box rack um.
I checked that out today, actually he’s gone up on box wreck to uh, third and uh.
Fourth, overall um, the kids, the kid’s great man he’s had a he’s had a pretty amazing career.
So far, 25 wins no losses: 15 knockouts uh.
When you watch his kid.
Graham he’s uh he’s excellent man.
He’S he’s a bruiser man.
He he’s not all finesse he’s just a lot of a lot of power.
Man, his his right hand is devastating uh, whether it’s being thrown in a right or it’s just being thrown as a hook to the body.
This guy’s, you know, he’s a beast.
I just love the way he goes in there and grinds you know, he’s uh he’s.
Looking for 20 21 to fight for all the belts, so i think we’re gon na see some big things from this kid.
Man, uh and he’s got the ability to do it.
He started off uh early in his in his career uh as an amateur.
He started off age 17.
He became the youngest boxer to win the youth world championships in reno uh.
His amateur record before before turning professional was 138 and 8 before he turned professional, the age of 17, but due to the age restrictions on becoming a pro, he had to fight his first four fights in mexico before being able to come onto the on to the United states stage in the international stage, so he’s he’s been deemed uh he’s been deemed something you know, uh forced to be reckoned with.
From the beginning and uh yeah.
You watch out some big things for this kid in 2021, you’re gon na see uh.
I i hope to see him fight to unify the belts.
That’D be great unifier or even just undisputed nice to be undisputed.
I have all four, but you know we can only hope.
We’Re gon na see big things from this.
Kid he’s not scheduled to do anything at the moment.
I know he is signed with uh.
I think it’s matchbox and and george and uh hearns camp, so they’ve they’ve got.
I guarantee they’ve got a good plan in the works for this guy uh you’re gon na see a lot of big things um.
I know you probably haven’t heard him check out his highlight reel you’re gon na love it you know 25-0 15 wins by knockout.
I wonder if this age thing is a matter of uh truancy that the school boards would rather him stay in school than start making.
Well, then, why would young people want jobs in restaurants, [, Laughter, ] or even long-term right? I i’m arguing against myself.
No i’m just i’m.
I was just thinking about that age, restriction and turning pro and thinking.
Oh, maybe they don’t want him.
You know the musical youth thing when those guys went through the charts with that song, pasta, duchy, uh, the british government told them to go back to school and give up their music career um.
I wonder if it’s the same thing i mean you turn pro in the box or you start making money and all of a sudden.
The government’s great stuff was more important.
He turned pro at the age of 16, so i guess i guess the restrictions is 17 years old.
That must be is what i’m thinking it probably is.
So you turn pro in fighting in mexico.
Yeah turned pro fighting in mexico at the age of 16.
um, but he couldn’t compete in the united states.
Okay, so their minimum regulations must be like 17, 18 years old.
It’S got to be there, but he won his first four fights in mexico and uh.
He wanted a regional level uh the wbc youth, the ibf usba, the ibf north american wbc international wbo, intercontinental wba international lightweight titles as a professional.
So he sees this kid’s championship material man and the fact that you know a lot of people don’t know about him.
It’S kind of sad.
You know he’s he’s he’s on people’s radar he’s just he should be on the radar a lot more than than he should.
You know that he is this kid who, who are some of the notable fighters he’s knocked out? Well, he’s fought he’s: okay, well, he’s fought uh, let’s see uh, he just he just finished fighting uh november 7th against uh gamboa uh before that was santiago.
Uh he’s put out uh bergeos menard he’s put out a few guys like uh uh hector, garcia uh he’s put out uh carlos castillo, like the list goes on.
You know he’s 25-0 anybody they put in front of him right now is just you know: they’re dropping they’re dropping like flies.
This kid’s just got he’s he’s, got all the tools and he’s got a heavy right hand.
Man, i’m telling you every time.
This guy makes an exchange, and he comes in and and i’ve watched a bunch of those fights a lot of those knockouts are the rest, stopping this guy from getting his head.
You know caved in because this kid’s just coming with all every exchange.
This kid is trying to knock you out with every exchange he’s not trying to play the the point game and he’s get in comes in hard, bang bang plays both levels gets back out, comes in again, he doesn’t get hit and when he does get hit, it Barely phases him and he’s just he’s, amped up he’s in there he’s he’s just trying to you, know, knock people’s heads off and that’s what i love man.
I love these fighters that go in there and you know they put it all out there and they don’t.
They don’t care man if they get knocked out or they knock out.
That’S that’s the way these fighters fight and i like those kind of guys, the grinders man they’re, the they’re, the gladiators of the sport, the true gladiators.
They don’t care if they get hit, and you know they’ll just walk right through it, so they can deliver you a devastating blow and that’s what this kid does man, every exchange he’s in there to knock your head off.
Every single exchange in terms of description sounds more like a brawler than that yeah yeah.
Well, yeah i get some brawler, i guess a brawler or just uh he’s got one punch, knockout power man and he tries to use it.
You know and uh his highlight reel speaks for itself right.
Well, that’s it fight fans.
You got ta check him out, man, devin haney! You can see big things from him this year for sure 2021 should be a good year for him to manage him.
Uh he’s he’s uh he’s signed to match, i think believe it’s matchbox so he’s under hearns and aaron’s a pretty big promoter, and you know he he takes care of his people and um.
You know he.
He should definitely have a a big year plan for him.
Once all this covid crap gets lifted, you know as much as it can be like we’re.
We’Re losing fights right now is what it’s happening: man we got fights going on, but there’s not as many that could be going on, and you know everybody’s everybody’s kind of up in the air.
But what’s supposed to happen like you know, for instance, either crawford.
You know crawford uh, earl spence, you got, you know the joshua, the furies, you got the wilders and these guys all have no idea.
What’S going on for this year.
Man this year is gon na, be it’s going to be one for the books for sure.
I hope we still get to see these big fights out of it definitely um and you know what can we do? Really man, it’s it’s coving.
We can just hope for the best.
We wait and eager anticipation.
Yes, man, i’m so i’m so eager waiting anticipated here.
Man, i want to see these big fights and i want to see them now.
I don’t want to wait.
I had read that the uk was opening up its uh restrictions and allowed fights in february.
Oh, that’s gon na be excellent, perfect, perfect, open it up man.
Let’S uh, let’s see some, let’s see some big fights man, let’s see katie taylor getting back in the ring.
Again, let’s see yeah, we definitely got ta see that got ta see.
It’S got to see my girl there, man get her out of the get her out of the pop and into the ring.
That’S it man out of them popping into that.
That was irish, oh yeah! Definitely! Oh man, but yeah man.
This kid devin haney! This kid’s turned his whole gym or his whole basement into a gym to work out man, the guy’s, just you know stuck with this covered crap, but you’re gon na see big things from him.
This kid’s gon na put another belt around his waist for sure he’s got the power to do it.
I wouldn’t i wouldn’t steer you in the wrong direction.
I never do man he’s an exciting fighter.
He’S a knockout artist.
You know 60 knockout, that’s so that’s what i want to see.
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