Devin Haney realized his lifelong goal in September by thoroughly outclassing Zaur Abduallev to become the WBC interim lightweight titleholder. A month later, the WBC upgraded the 20-year-old to its full lightweight champion as a result of declaring Vasiliy Lomachenko its franchise champ.
Now, "The Dream" continues, as Haney will make his first defense of the title Saturday, Nov. 2, when he faces Alfredo Santiago in the KSI vs. Logan Paul 2 card at Staples Center in Los Angeles and live on DAZN.
Haney views the opportunity to add to his 2019 further and usher in his 21st birthday (Nov. 17) in style.
"I’m happy we got this deal done,” Haney said in a press release statement this past weekend. “I’m not just a WBC World Champion that’s holding somebody else’s belt. I’m the sole champion, and I will defend the lightweight world title on November 9. I’ve been working hard and I’m extremely focused. This will be the perfect gift to myself for my 21st birthday."
Santiago might be thinking the same, as the unbeaten Dominican fighter turns 25 on Sunday.
Haney made Abdullaev retire after four rounds in September after fracturing his cheekbone. A dominant performance Saturday night and Haney would strengthen his case for a shot against unified lightweight champion Lomachenko.
Santiago is coming off a TKO of Diego Contreras in June.
Here’s a complete guide to the Haney vs. Santiago fight, including the full card and more.
When is Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago?
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 9
- Undercard: 7 p.m. ET
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
- Watch: Only on DAZN
- Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Haney vs. Santiago live stream: How to watch
The Haney vs. Santiago fight as part of the KSI-Logan Paul 2 card is not available via a traditional TV channel or pay-per-view methods. Instead, fans in North America can sign up to watch the fight online with DAZN, the global sports live-streaming service.
DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.
Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex .
How much does the Haney vs. Santiago fight cost?
A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — in the U.S. is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99. (In Canada, the monthly plan is $20 CAD, and the annual plan is $150 CAD.)
For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan. You'll also be able to see Haney's archived fights including his bout against Abdullaev and scintillating KO of Antonio Moran.
Where is the Haney vs. Santiago fight?
Haney vs. Santiago will take place live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers franchises. Haney, who just fought in Madison Square Garden his last time out, has never fought in the Staples Center as a pro. Santiago will be making his U.S. debut, as all his other pro fights have taken place in Puerto Rico.
Devin Haney record and bio
- Name: Devin Haney
- Nationality: American
- Born: Nov. 17, 1998
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 71"
- Total fights: 23
- Record: 23-0 with 15 knockouts
Alfredo Santiago record and bio
- Name: Alfredo Santiago
- Nationality: Dominican
- Born: Nov. 10, 1994
- Height: 5-11
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 12
- Record: 12-0 with 4 knockouts
Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 fight card
|Logan Paul vs. KSI 2||Cruiserweight|
|Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago||Lightweight||WBC|
|Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres||Super Middleweight||WBO|
|Isaiah Ocasio vs. Joshua Brueckner||Cruiserweight|
|Alexis Espino vs. Joe Hughes||Middleweight|
|Diego Pacheco vs. TBA||Super Middleweight|
|Ronny Rios vs. Hugo Berrio||Jr. Featherweight|