By: Hans Themistode
Devin Haney is placing the ultimate ending touches on his coaching camp in preparation for Jorge Linares on Could twenty ninth. The 2 will face off on the Michelob Extremely Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For the 22-year-old WBC light-weight belt holder, he’s always heard the criticism surrounding his degree of opposition. With that stated, Haney is aware of good and nicely that nobody will be capable of critique him if he have been to choose up the win. So as to take action, he made positive he left no stone unturned.
“It’s been an amazing eight-week camp,” stated Haney. “I began in Las Vegas, bought some gentle sparring, then traveled to the Bay Space. I spent three weeks coaching with Victor Conte and Remi Korchemny at SNAC. The remaining weeks, I’ve been in Las Vegas, getting nice sparring work with native execs which have been pushing me onerous. I’m prepared.”
Linares, 35, has lengthy referred to as for a showdown with Haney. The 2 have been as soon as sparring companions a number of years in the past and though the Venezuelan native kept away from going into element on how these sparring matches unfolded, he expressed a rare quantity of confidence.
In any occasion, the betting public couldn’t care much less about how confident Linares is. The previous a number of division titlist is at present pegged as a heavy underdog. Contemplating his superior age and his up and down performances as of late, many predict Haney to stroll away with the win.
Whereas he appreciates the assist wholeheartedly, Haney, by and huge, is paying little to no consideration to those that consider he’ll decide up the win pretty simply. By no means, form or type is Haney doubting his personal talents however merely put, he is aware of precisely what he’s up towards.
“Linares is a superb fighter that has loads left within the tank. He has held a number of world championships in three weight lessons and he’s by far the largest step up in my profession. I give my dad Invoice Haney, who’s my coach, numerous credit score, we all know precisely what it takes to get this performed on Could twenty ninth. My abilities are on one other degree and I’ll make the mandatory changes, put on him down and utterly dominate this battle. The world will see, I’m the most effective fighter on the planet.”