Calvin Ford, the savvy coach behind WBA Regular lightweight champ Gervonta Davis, threw in his two cents on Devin Haney's victory over Regis Prograis and the Haney camp's hankering for a match with Gervonta:
"Devin did his thing, looked sharp out there. Haney held his own in the ring. But here's the deal: Devin dished out some hurt, sure, but never sealed it with a KO. That's why dropping Gervonta's name? Maybe think twice," Ford quipped.
Devin broke down his strategy for not gunning for a knockout against Prograis, whom he outscored 120-107: "I was in it to win it. Felt I could rattle Prograis, and I had the playbook. But every time I hit my corner, Pops kept me in check: 'Stay sharp. Stick to the game plan. You're outboxing him. Just keep chipping away.' And that's what I did. It's all about learning. Like in my scrap with Linares – I had him, got a bit too hungry, and bam caught one I shouldn't have. So this time, we played it smart and stuck to our guns. If a KO was in the cards, so be it. But we weren't chasing it," explained Haney.
Devin Haney clinched a victory over Regis Prograis, grabbing the WBC super lightweight title (63.5 kg) – his second championship in a different weight class.