“When I was Haney’s age, I was already a legitimate world champion,” says Jorge Linares.


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Devin Haney is close to your challenge with Jorge Linares placeholder image, and the Venezuelan did not hesitate to throw a jab at Haney as to the legitimacy of his regular lightweight world championship of the CMB.

“This is my moment to show the world that I still have much more to find at 135 pounds,” said the Venezuelan in a promotional statement from Matchroom. “Devin Haney he is a talented and fast young man. But when I was his age, I had already become a world champion by winning the title from a legitimate world champion like Oscar Larios. And now you can imagine how much experience I have now at an age where I feel stronger and better than ever. “

Linares issued a press release with Matchroom Boxing, in the spirit of officially announcing his fight with Haney. Praise was not spared, but neither was reproach.

The one born in Barinas remarked that, at 22, the age he is today Devin Haney, he had already consecrated himself worldwide to Oscar Larios. His triumph was at 126 pounds, for the vacant title of the World Boxing Council. Such a brawl was on July 21, 2007, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Dream He has been in 25 contests as a professional, with 15 finishes prior to the limit, but without rivals of considerable demand.

“Without a doubt it will be a tremendous fight,” predicted the South American boxer. But I will show that Haney He made a big mistake accepting a challenge that he is not yet ready to overcome ”.

Haney also referred to his fight with Jorge Linares

Devin Haney It didn’t take long for him to talk about his next engagement with Jorge Linares placeholder image, in his third defense of the lightweight championship of the CMB.

“I am very excited to be making my third world title defense against a great fighter like Jorge Linares placeholder image“, He emphasized Haney. “He will be the best fighter I have ever faced in my career. He is a three division world champion who has fought at the championship level for the past 13 years. I grew up watching Linares, and the fact that this fight is happening in Las Vegas is unbelievable. “

“Boxing fans around the world are eager to see me step up in the competition, which is great, and I know Linares is coming to fight. I’m ready to give the fans a spectacular performance. The best competition brings out the best in me. Against Linares, I am going to show the world why I am the king of the lightweight division, “concluded the American.


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