Devin Haney shipped his most effective performance so much to slickly outclass Joseph Diaz Jr on Saturday night time in Las Vegas to maintain hold of his WBC light-weight belt.
He then verbally agreed to combat George Kambosos Jr, who stunned Teofimo Lopez final 7 days to turn out to be the division’s No 1 and was looking at Haney from ringside.
Haney demonstrates a massive pace and ability benefit by comprehensively out-jabbing Diaz Jr in the early phases of his title defence.
Diaz Jr pushed Haney at situations, and never ever permit him coast to the closing bell, occasionally grabbing his awareness by flinging entire body photographs.
But Haney impressively threw again with a lot more conviction every time, retaining Diaz Jr at assortment and placing him in his location.
Diaz Jr went for broke in the 12th spherical but Haney averted his onslaught.
The judges’ scores had been 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.
“We have to go in there and settle it,” Haney informed Kambosos Jr on DAZN.
Kambosos Jr replied: “If we make it occur, it will be an enjoyable battle. Now, we can speak.”
They are both equally locked into a thrilling light-weight world title scene which nevertheless includes the phenomenal Vasiliy Lomachenko, who returns to the ring following Saturday towards Richard Commey dwell on Sky Sporting activities.
“It is really my aim in boxing now. Undisputed environment winner, this is my determination,” Lomachenko has warned.
He was upset last yr in a fight for the IBF, WBA, WBO and a version of the WBC titles by Teofimo Lopez.
That outcome established up the mouth-watering prospect of four, younger, undefeated People at the pinnacle of the division – Lopez, Haney, Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, who will battle Isaac Cruz on Sunday night.
But Lopez never ever correctly defended his belts and was shocked a week back by Australia’s Kambosos Jr.
Kambosos Jr and Haney just about every maintain a different edition of the WBC light-weight title.
Jessica McCaskill retained her undisputed welterweight championship on the undercard by halting Kandi Wyatt in 7 rounds
Filip Hrgovic’s heavyweight increase continued by flooring Emir Ahmatovic 3 occasions in a third-spherical gain.
Sky Sports activities Boxing agenda
Sunday December 12 – Major Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
Sunday December 18 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-weight-heavyweight titles
Saturday January 29 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles
Saturday February 19 – BOXXER in Manchester – Sky Sports Box Business office
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Saturday February 26 – Best Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-light-weight titles