Devin Haney backed Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis against Rolly Romero tonight.
Haney is preparing for his own lightweight clash, when he aims to become undisputed at 135lbs against George Kambosos Jr. next weekend.
However this Saturday sees Tank take on Romero in a rearranged clash in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Speaking to BoxingScene.com, Haney explained why he thinks that his fellow American is the favourite.
“I think ‘Tank’ will win,” he explained. “I think Rolly’s trash. I don’t rate him at all. I mean, who has he beat to prove he even belongs at the top? … What did he even do to get there? Who did he beat?
“His biggest fight that he won for the interim belt was against a guy that he really lost to. So, I mean, all that speaks for itself. ‘Tank’ is on a totally different level than Rolly, so I don’t even rate that fight at all. That’s not even a competitive fight to me.”
Davis is defending his WBA ‘regular’ title against Romero, and a win could tee him up to be a contender to take on the winner of Haney vs. Kambosos once their contest is decided.