Unified lightweight champion Devin Haney will bid to become a two-weight world champion in December as he makes the step up to super lightweight for a showdown with WBC champion Regis Prograis.
Haney, 24, is unbeaten after 30 fights, but he faces a stern test against Prograis, who is 10 years older than his challenger.
|What||Devin Haney vs Regis Prograis|
|Where||Chase Center, San Francisco, California|
|When||11 PM EST, Saturday, December 9th, 2023|
|How to watch||DAZN PPV (US), DAZN (UK)|
|Odds||Regis Prograis +300, Devin Haney -400|
This 12-round fight between Regis Prograis and Devin Haney will take place on Saturday, December 9th in San Francisco, California, with the ring walks scheduled for around 11 PM ET (Saturday) / 4 AM UK (Sunday).
The fight will take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. The Chase Center is a relatively new arena and was opened in 2019.
The venue is primarily used as the home of NBA team Golden State Warriors, while it has also held professional wrestling events and music concerts - with metal legends Metallica playing a show at the grand opening of the Chase Center with the San Francisco Symphony.
The fight will be broadcast by streaming service DAZN and will be available as a PPV event for fans in the United States. The fight will be available as part of a regular DAZN subscription for fans in the United Kingdom.
Yes. Prograis is defending the WBC super lightweight title for the second time.
Haney holds the IBO, WBA Super and IBF lightweight titles, having vacated the WBC belt at that weight, but as this is a super lightweight bout those will not be on the line in San Francisco.
Regis Prograis has a 29-1 record and has an impressive knockout rate of close to 83%, with 24 of his 29 wins coming inside the distance.
Prograis made his debut in 2012 with a first-round stoppage win over Carl Almirol and he fought 12 times in just over two years, claiming 10 stoppage wins.
Prograis claimed victories over the previously unbeaten trio Jeff Humphries, Amos Cowart and Abel Ramos, winning a regional title thanks to his victory over Ramos.
The southpaw became a world champion for the first time in 2019 by stopping Kiryl Relikh in the sixth round to land the WBA super lightweight belt, but lost that title in his first defence in a majority decision defeat to Josh Taylor.
One judge scored the fight as a draw, while two awarded Taylor the win.
The defeat to Taylor is the only blemish on Prograis’ record and he became a two-time world champion by securing the vacant WBC crown with an 11th round KO of Jose Zepeda.
The 34-year-old was last seen defending that title with a points win over Danielito Zorrilla in June.
Devin Haney has already compiled a 30-0 record (15 KOs) despite being just 24 years old, making his debut with a first-round stoppage win over Gonzalo Lopez Rodriguez in Tijuana.
Haney made a huge statement in January 2019 with a points win over the previously unbeaten Xolisani Ndongeni and then followed that up with a devastating knockout of Antonio Moran in the seventh round.
The Dream defeated Zaur Abdullaev, who went into the fight with an 11–0 record, to win the vacant WBC interim lightweight title and was elevated to lightweight champion when Vasiliy Lomachenko was promoted to "Franchise Champion" by the WBC.
That made Haney the youngest world champion in boxing and he went on to unify the division. After an impressive win over the experienced Jorge Linares, Haney added the IBF, WBA and WBO titles to his collection with a pair of wins over George Kambosos Jr.
Kambosos was unbeaten prior to their first meeting, and Haney was the ‘away fighter’ in both clashes as they took place in Kambosos’ homeland of Australia.
Haney claimed the biggest win of his career last time out as he was awarded a unanimous decision victory over Lomachenko, although a number of observers felt that the Ukrainian superstar should have had his hand raised after the 12 rounds.
Haney is the heavy favourite to win at -400, while Prograis is rated as the +300 underdog.
The undercard is subject to change, but at present the following fights are set to take place before the main event.
Liam Paro (-250) vs Montana Love
Andy Cruz (-1400) vs Hector Tanjara
Ebanie Bridges vs Avril Mathie
Beatriz Ferreira (-2500) vs Destiny Jones
Amari Jones (-1600) vs Quilisto Madera
Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.