Devin Haney's Homecoming Showdown: Aiming for Glory Against Regis Prograis
Devin Haney is all set to return to his roots in the Bay Area as he gears up for an electrifying match against WBC light welterweight champion, Regis Prograis, on December 9th at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. Bill Haney, his father and promoter, couldn’t be more thrilled about this homecoming, eagerly awaiting a remarkable night of boxing.
The stakes are high for Haney as he aims to become a two-division world champion with the WBC belt up for grabs. Victory in this bout could potentially pave the way for a clash with the talented Ryan Garcia in early 2024. Even if the Garcia fight doesn’t materialize, Haney has the opportunity to challenge other notable champions at 140 pounds, such as IBF champ Subriel Matias or WBA belt holder, making for an exciting year ahead.
One intriguing aspect of this fight is the verbal fireworks between the two camps, primarily fueled by Prograis’ strength and conditioning coach, Evins Tobler. Their exchanges during the kick-off press conference added a level of intensity and unpredictability to the build-up, making this bout a must-watch.
Bill Haney recognizes the significance of Devin’s return to San Francisco, acknowledging the immense support from the fans. The ticket sales for the event at the 18,064-seat Chase Center have been robust, demonstrating the homecoming’s significance. For both Haney and his father, this return home signifies a full circle in their journey.
The father-son duo is aware of the challenges that come with fighting Prograis, a formidable champion capable of altering the course of the fight with a single punch. Bill Haney emphasizes that their focus is laser-sharp as they aim to give Prograis the opportunity that many fighters have been reluctant to offer – a shot at the title in their opponent’s hometown.
Bill Haney also addresses the misconception about Devin’s education, stressing that their success story is not tied to a private school but rather a testament to careful homeschooling, offering Devin a well-rounded education and instilling confidence in him. Haney points out that the journey was marked by determination and hard work, knocking on the doors of fellow amateurs who have since carved out successful careers in the professional boxing world.
As Devin Haney prepares for his homecoming bout against Regis Prograis, the excitement in the Bay Area is palpable, with the anticipation of an unforgettable night of boxing.