Via Dan Ambrose: Devin Haney says that Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis could fight him any time using the Mickey Mouse belt as a requirement for his WBA title.
Tank holds the WBA minor belt, while Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) hs is the more prestigious ‘Super World’ belt with the World Boxing Association.
Haney wants to fight Tank next after he’s finished dealing with George Kambosos Jr for the second time in their rematch on October 16.
With Gervonta (27-0.25 KOs), his manager at Mayweather Promotions picks out his opponents and they tend to play it safe with him, possibly feeding him gimmes.
It would be great for Tank’s career if Mayweather Promotions had a chance to pair him with Haney for his chance to become the undisputed 135 lb champ.
“The war raged for many years. If he wants to fight, he can fight because he is the fake WBA champion. He has a Mickey Mouse belt,” Devin Haney told ThaBoxingvoice about Gervonta ‘The Tank’ Davis.
If Tank’s leadership doesn’t make the fight with Haney soon, they could miss their chance to win four belts before he vacates them and moves up to 140. It could be years before Tank gets another chance. to win all four belts at once lightly, and he might regret not facing Haney now.
“If he wants to be my compulsion, all he has to do is go to [WBA president] Gilberto [Mendoza]. ‘Hey, we want to make this fight happen.’ and he can become compulsive whenever he wants,” Haney continued about Tank Davis.
“It all started with George [Kambosos Jr] and how it happens. Obviously, if it makes sense, it’s a much bigger fight and the one we’re really focused on.
“George is a guy right now, and we can’t just ignore him. Like I said, he said everything but “Let’s fight.” He always seems to say the weirdest things you can say besides fighting.
“He would do anything but said he wanted to fight. I say what I say about it, but we can make the fight happen if he wants to make the fight happen,” Haney said of Gervonta.