Devin Haney successfully defended his lightweight belt from CMB in view of Jorge Linares placeholder image, on The Vegas, Nevada, and assured that he was not injured when the Venezuelan connected him in the tenth episode.
“It was a good shot to the body, but it didn’t really hurt me, sometimes when you take a hard hit to the body you have to be smarter,” he said. Haney after the fight. “After that blow we continued with the fight plan and did what was necessary to take the victory.”
Combining Linares in the 10th round he destabilized Haney towards the close of combat.
Even the American staggered to the corner and during the next episode constantly hugged his opponent.
In the end, the American used the distance to prevent the South American from ending up taking the fight.
Haney he won by unanimous decision by cards of 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113.
“I knew he would come with everything for me and give everything to seek the knockout,” he said. “It was a great opportunity for him. He was willing to be knocked out in order to win. Fans want to see fights like this, where I land hard shots and show what I can do. I can also take hits and finish the job. “
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Haney He asserted his youth of almost 13 years less than his opponent and assured that the tactic used to close the fight was really the key to avoid a victory for Linares.
“I was very smart. I used the feint jabs and at the end I was able to land some punches at 12, ”he said. “Sometimes in boxing they are going to hit you, but he never knocked me down and he didn’t really hurt me. We see fighters go to the ground and get up from heavy blows. I never really fell. I continued with my game and closed the fight ”.
On July 9 they will fight Javier Fortuna placeholder image Y Joseph Diaz for the interim lightweight belt of the CMB.
The winner could face Devin Haney or if Teofimo Lopez successfully defends the belts against George Kambosos, they could unify.
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