RISING American star Devin Haney forced a stoppage inside four rounds when he defeated Zaur Abdullaev to win a lightweight WBC Interim title at the Madison Square Theater in New York Friday (September 13).
“I felt good on my performance. I wasn’t nearly done beating him, I was just warming up. I’m happy with the win,” Haney said afterwards. “I don’t usually study because I learn fast. I can make quick adjustments anytime and that’s what I did tonight.”
Haney hopes the WBC’s Interim belt will put him in line to challenge Vasyl Lomachenko, the brilliant Ukrainian who unified the WBC world title with the WBA and WBO championships he already held when he beat Luke Campbell in London last month.