Haney vs Prograis Quotes: ‘The Dream’ aims to become a two-weight World champion

09/26/2023 - No comments

Devin Haney is set to fight Regis Prograis on Saturday, December 9, at the renowned Chase Center in San Francisco, California. This exciting fight will be broadcast LIVE on DAZN in North America and around the world on DAZN.

“This has been eagerly awaited,” shared Haney. “Fighting in my birthplace has always been a vision of mine. The anticipation for the chance to be a champion in two divisions in The City [The Bay] where my journey began is thrilling. I expect the atmosphere to be lively. Having not fought here since my amateur days, I’m counting on my city to come and make some noise.

“Growing up, The Oracle in Oakland was always where I imagined fighting. Now, with the Chase Center, there are two ideal venues, connected by a bridge. My immediate goal is to energize the Chase Center on December 9 with a spectacular event. I’ve chosen a determined and ambitious champion to welcome to my city. Regis will be aiming to knock me out, and that’s precisely the attempt I need from him. This is how you make your mark as the youngest promoter in boxing. I represent the true essence of boxing. December 9. Legacy and Money.

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“On the record, this fight poses its challenges as it’s my inaugural fight in a heavier division. However, I’m at ease with the strategy we have. God willing, I will emerge stronger and more agile than ever before. I plan to dominate him, alerting the Welterweight division.

“This is strictly professional; it’s a business venture. We’re both gentlemen, but respect is left outside the ring. My job is to go in there and execute.”

“Finally, we’re set to deliver a spectacle on Saturday, December 9,” Prograis announced. “My training camp is already underway, and I’ll be in top form to do what I excel at.

“Devin has had a successful run at 135lbs, but at 140lbs, I’m the one to beat, and I’ll reaffirm this!

“Since my previous fight, Devin has been the focus, the only opponent on my radar. I’ll not just defeat him, but I’ll break him down. I’ll inflict pain on this guy. Nothing will deter my domination. It will be overwhelming. Mark my words, he will feel the pain.”

“It’s been an incredible ride from East Oakland,” remarked Bill Haney, Devin’s father and coach. “Our essence is ‘The Bay.’ We embody strength and autonomy. Returning home where The Dream originated feels unreal.

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“We’re approaching this fight with the gravity it deserves. Regis is a strong contender from New Orleans. As a two-time champion with knockout power, he’s assertive. I foresee a focused and powerful Devin Haney at 140 lbs. That’s why this fight is exhilarating.

“This fight reflects the caliber Devin is pursuing, and there’s no fallback for either contestant. They need this fight to achieve their goals. It’s all or nothing.”

“Regis will validate that he’s the premier 140lb boxer globally,” asserted Bobby Benton, Regis’ coach. “This is his chance to showcase his capabilities and intelligence against Haney.”

“I’m excited that we’re finally delving into one of the most anticipated fights of 2023,” proclaimed promoter Eddie Hearn. “The prelude to this one will mirror the fight – filled with intensity, passion, and dynamism. There’s a notable tension between them, and even the bragging rights are a significant prize. With Regis striving to demonstrate he’s the dominant figure at 140lbs and Devin aspiring to be a two-weight World champion and a local hero, the stakes are skyrocketing on what’s assured to be a thrilling night in San Francisco, broadcast LIVE on DAZN.”