Eddie Hearn talks about Devin Haney’s upcoming fight after Garcia and lists six possible opponents

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Eddie Hearn states that Devin Haney is set to defend his WBC super-lightweight world title against Sandor Martin next, if he defeats Ryan Garcia.

Martin is Haney’s WBC mandatory challenger and agreed to step aside to allow the Garcia fight to proceed this weekend.

Hearn has promoted Haney for many of his world title fights


Hearn has promoted Haney for many of his world title fightsCredit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Hearn, a long-time ally of Haney who has been instrumental in promoting him since 2019, initially suggested that the 25-year-old might relinquish his title rather than face Martin.

However, Haney has now indicated otherwise to Hearn.

“I can see Devin Haney ultimately moving up to 147lbs (welterweight),” Hearn revealed during the final press conference with Haney and Garcia.

“He expressed his displeasure with me last week when I mentioned he might vacate instead of fighting Sandor Martin.

“He has actually instructed me to work on making the Sandor Martin fight happen next because he seems intent on keeping his belts, and I appreciate that.”

Following Martin, there are numerous lucrative matchups awaiting Haney at 140lb.

Appearing on talkSPORT Drive, Hearn listed six potential opponents for Haney to square off against before considering a move to a higher weight class.

“Within the 140lb division, there is a plethora of exciting fights for him,” Hearn explained. “You have Subriel Matias, one of our boxers and a Puerto Rican world champion, there’s Teofimo Lopez, another significant showdown, and then there’s Gervonta Davis, which would be a huge fight as well.

Haney wants to defend his belt against Martin next


Haney wants to defend his belt against Martin nextCredit: Getty
In the upcoming boxing match, Devin Haney is set to face Ryan Garcia before potentially taking on other fighters like Jack Catterall and Josh Taylor. The match between Haney and Garcia is scheduled to take place at the Barclays Centre in New York, where they aim to settle their ongoing rivalry. Despite concerns about Garcia’s mental state due to his recent social media posts, he has been cleared to fight after passing a mental health evaluation. Even though Garcia missed weight on Friday, the fight is still on as planned. The fight can be watched live on talkSPORT from 4 am on Sunday morning.

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