While young lightweight fighter Davin Haney’s performance against nearly 39-year-old Yuriorkis Gamboa left boxing enthusiasts mixed emotions, promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t think it’s all that bad.
Before the fight, Devin Haney vowed to knock out his opponent before anyone else and has repeatedly promised to knock Gamboa down at least four times. In reality, everything turned out to be much more prosaic. Even fully invested in strikes, Haney has never been able to shake his seriously worn opponent by sporting standards. Despite the fact that Gamboa was on the floor eleven times in his last ten fights, the boring fight ended with a decision.
Eddie Hearn believes that the young American still has a stroke, only it will erupt with age. Meanwhile, on the World Wide Web, Haney is already being called the pillow-puncher and the black version of Paul Malignaggi.
“Devin Haney is a fantastic fighter. We saw his performance in a battle against Antonio Moran, against Zaur Abdullaev, where he broke his orbital bone. Devin is very young. When boxers learn to invest in punch with age, they start punching harder and harder. As their self-confidence increases, they gain more power. Haney still hits pretty hard. “