Regis Prograis (29-1, 24 KOs), future opponent of undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) has claimed that the American has suffered a professional loss, despite his record saying otherwise.
"I've heard that at the beginning of his career, Devin lost a fight in Mexico, but he paid to have the loss removed from his record. If this is true, it's the weakest [expletive] I've ever heard in boxing. Press conference is Tuesday, and y'all reporters better not let this [expletive] slide," Prograis wrote on his Twitter.
Devin responded almost immediately, vehemently denying the claim:
"Only a dumbass would believe some [expletive] like that.. this info is coming from Rolly, that should tell u enough," Haney wrote on his Twitter.
In fact, the first to mention this was American boxer Rolando Romero (15-1, 13 KOs) back in 2021 when Haney received the WBC lightweight title:
"Haney just sent someone an email and got a belt. He was losing at the start of his career in Mexico but paid to have the loss removed from his record," Romero stated.
Devin Haney made his professional debut in 2015 and fought his first four matches in Mexico, securing three early wins and one decision on his official boxing record. He last fought in the spring of 2023, winning by decision against Vasiliy Lomachenko.
His bout against Regis Prograis is scheduled for December 9th in San Francisco.