Issue | Premium | Reports | May 29 2019

Devin Haney is picture perfect

One right hand proves Devin Haney can punch, writes Sean Nam
Devin Haney
Oxon Hill • May 25

ON a night that was originally supposed to mark the heavyweight debut of former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, that is, until a biceps injury bumped him off the main event, 20-year-old lightweight Devin Haney filled in as the marquee fighter at the MGM National Harbor — and did not disappoint, obliterating Mexican Antonio Moran with a sizzling, picture-perfect overhand right to earn a seventh-round knockout.

It was an unambiguously violent ending that saw the Mexican Moran lying catatonic on the canvas for nearly 10 minutes.

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