Devin Haney Secures Two-Weight Champion Title with Dominant Hometown Victory Over Regis Prograis

Devin Haney beat Regis Prograis:

In his divisional debut, Devin Haney secured a unanimous decision victory against Regis Prograis, claiming the WBC super welterweight title in his hometown on Saturday evening. Haney’s unblemished record (31-0) persevered through a methodical yet commanding performance against Prograis, captivating a packed house at the Chase Center in San Francisco, the renowned arena of the Golden State Warriors.

Haney convincingly secured a unanimous victory with all three judges scoring the bout 120-107 in his favor. This marked Prograis’ (29-2) initial loss since October 2019.

This bout represented Haney’s inaugural fight as a super welterweight following his relinquishment of the undisputed lightweight crown. Haney opted to ascend weight classes due to struggles in meeting the lightweight division’s weight requirements.

In his hometown of San Francisco, Haney received roaring support as he relentlessly delivered a sharp left hand and numerous powerful right hooks, effectively disrupting Prograis’ rhythm throughout the bout.

In the third round, Haney floored Prograis with a piercing straight right hand, asserting dominance early in the fight.

As the bout progressed, Prograis struggled to evade Haney’s precise right-hand strikes, resulting in a small cut on his nose by the sixth round.

Despite a late surge in the later rounds by Prograis, who faced criticism after a lackluster victory over Danielito Zorrilla in June, Haney maintained control. He consistently landed strikes, notably staggering the former champion with a relentless barrage of three consecutive powerful right hooks in the ninth round.

Haney’s triumph paves the way for lucrative matchups, with rumors swirling about potential bouts against Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia on the horizon for him.

In the co-main event, Liam Paro secured a victory over Montana Love via TKO in the sixth round, clinching the WBO Intercontinental super lightweight championship. Paro asserted dominance by dropping Love twice within the round, first with a left uppercut and then with a powerful left to the head, compelling the referee to halt the contest.

In addition to that, Miyo Yoshida of Japan claimed victory in the women’s IBF bantamweight title through a unanimous decision over the reigning champion, Ebanie Bridges. Meanwhile, Andy Cruz, a former Olympic champion, secured a TKO win in the third round against Jovanni Straffon during his second professional fight, thus seizing both the IBF and vacant WBA Continental Latin-American lightweight titles.

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