Negotiations for combat between Devin Haney Y Jorge Linares placeholder image are very advanced, according to Chris mannix of Sports Illustrated.
“Devin Haney Y Jorge Linares placeholder image are in advanced talks for a 135-pound title fight, “he posted. Chris mannix in Twitter. “The representatives see the month of May as a tentative date to close the fight between Haney, a lightweight champion, and Linares, a former world champion in three divisions ”.
Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) and @JorgeLinares are in advanced discussions for a 135-pound title fight, sources told @SInow. Representatives are targeting a May date for Haney, a lightweight titleholder, and Linares, a former three-division world champion.
– Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) March 4, 2021
Devin Haney has the regular belt of the CMB in the 135-pound division, while Teofimo Lopez is the franchise champion by the same body. Devin, at 22 years old, he still does not know defeat and has already accumulated 25 wins, 15 of them on the fast track.
For his part, the Venezuelan Linares He has previously won titles in three divisions (feather, super feather, and lightweight), but lost his last two fights seeking a belt. Fell out with Lomachenko in May 2018 and later with Pablo Cesar Cano in January 2019.
The reaction to the progress in the negotiation comes hours later than the Devin Haney respond openly to the challenge of Vasyl Lomachenko in Twitter to agree to a possible fight in late May or early June. However, this fight looks complicated by the recent differences between Top rank, promoter of the Ukrainian, and Matchroom, promoter of Haney.
Likewise, a couple of weeks ago, Devin I had already answered in Twitter before the rumors of a possible fight with Linares.
– Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) February 16, 2021
Haney fought for the last time before Yuriorkis Gamboa in November 2020 in which it meant his second defense of the lightweight title of the CMB.