Devin Haney is ready to step-up his goal of dominating the sport as he prepares to face Antonio Moran in his DAZN debut in the US at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Saturday May 25, also live on Sky Sports in the UK.
Haney (21-0 13 KOs) is straight into action at the top of the bill having penned a co-promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA – and the unbeaten Lightweight sensation is planning to put on a devastating display to underline his World title credentials.
‘The Dream’ will have his hands full against Moran (24-3 17 KOs) who was edged out by former World ruler Jose Pedraza in June and returned to winning ways in December with a second round KO in Mexico – but Haney will not let his journey be derailed before he’s hit the heights he believes his talent can take him.
At Friday’s weigh-in, Haney topped the scales at a rock solid 134.8 pounds, slightly heavier this Moran who checked in at a lean 134 pounds.
Their bout was elevated to headlining status after 2018 Fighter of the Year and reigning cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk was forced to withdraw after suffering an untimely injury. Usyk was due to make his heavyweight debut atop the show versus Carlos Takam, but with his plans to conquer a new division now pushed back until later this summer.
Haney’s clash with Moran is part of a huge night of action in Maryland where rising Heavyweight Croatian talent Filip Hrgovic taking on Gregory Corbin on his US debut, more Heavyweight interest as Michael Hunter tackles Maldonano and WBA World Super-Lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill looks to unify the division against WBC champion Anahi Sanchez.
Hrgovic (7-0, 5 KOs)—who nabbed a Bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and already owns wins over Amir Mansour and Kevin Johnson just two years into his pro career—weighed 240 pounds; Corbin (15-1, 9 KOs) checked in at 269.4 pounds.