Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy Promotions, confirmed that Devin Haney Y Jorge Linares placeholder image reached an agreement to fight for the lightweight title of the CMB in possession of Haney, next May 15. The venue is yet to be defined.
“We have a principle of agreement for the fight,” he commented. Gomez for Dan rafael of Boxing Scene. “We are waiting for the contract, but there is already a verbal commitment.”
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Devin Haney will make his third defense of the 130-pound belt of the CMB, after beating Zaur Abdullaev, Alfredo Santiago Y Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Linares He would be so far the most experienced rival that the reigning champion has faced at his 22 years. According to himself Eric Gomez will be the litmus test for Haney.
“I think it’s a great fight,” he considered. Gomez. “Linares it is still one of the best light in the world. It will be the greatest test you have ever faced Haney up to now”.
On the other hand, Linares he knows what it’s like to be proclaimed champion in three different divisions and this could be his last chance to fight for a world title.
“Linares has to win, “he said Gomez. “It is probably the last chance he will have to go for a world title. You have to bet everything ”.
The 130-pound panorama
The light division is taking shape and in addition to the fight between Devin Haney Y Jorge Linares placeholder image, Teofimo Lopez will defend the scepter AMB in view of George Kambosos.
On the other hand, there are reports that Gervonta davis will rise to 140 pounds to face Mario Barrios, while Ryan Garcia is waiting, after the contest against Manny pacquiao.