Round-by-round: Haney dominates Prograis


Devin Haney, the former lightweight undisputed champion, is moving up in weight to challenge WBC junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis Saturday night in San Francisco.

Haney (30-0, 15 KOs), relinquished his 135-pound belts in November and plans to continue his career at junior welterweight. He unified the 140-pound division by defeating George Kambosos Jr. in June 2022 and defended the belts twice, in a rematch against Kambosos in October 2022 and against Vasiliy Lomachenko last May.

Prograis (29-1, 24 KOs) has fought most of his career above 140 pounds. He won the WBC title against Jose Zepeda in November 2022 and defended the belt with a split decision win against Danielito Zorrilla in June.

“I’m going to beat the f— out of you,” Haney told Prograis during a news conference early in the week. “You’re a one-tricky pony. You do the same thing every fight.”

Prograis isn’t impressed with the power of Haney, who hasn’t scored a KO win in his past seven fights.

“You haven’t had a knockout in four years,” Prograis said. “Who have you knocked out? Nobody!”

Also on Saturday in Pembroke Pines, Florida (ESPN/ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET), Robeisy Ramirez defends his WBO featherweight title against Rafael Espinoza.

Ramirez (13-1, 8 KOs), an accomplished amateur for Cuba, has won 13 consecutive fights since losing his pro debut in August 2019. Espinoza (21-0, 18 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico, has won his past five fights by stoppage.

Follow live as Mike Coppinger and Brett Okamoto bring you all the action, including undercard results and round-by-round analysis.

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