Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Lightweight
27-0-0
31-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Lightweight

The tape

23
Age
33
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
64.2" / 163 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 4
Form
UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7TKO 2
27
Wins
31
15
By KO
18
56
KO%
58
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2009
162
Pro rounds
160

Current rankings @ Lightweight

3
The Ring
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WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
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IBF
-

Devin Haney vs Gary Russell Jr preview

When is Haney vs Russell Jr?

Devin Haney could face the challenge of Gary Russell Jr in Summer 2022 in the United States.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Haney vs Russell Jr stats

Devin Haney would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Gary Russell Jr would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Russell Jr would have a slight advantage in power over Haney, with a 58% knock out percentage over Haney's 56%.

Devin Haney is the younger man by 10 years, at 23 years old.

Haney has a height advantage of 4 inches over Russell Jr. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Devin Haney fights out of the orthodox stance, while Gary Russell Jr is a southpaw.

Haney is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 year and 10 months later than Russell Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 2 more professional rounds, 162 to Russell Jr's 160.

Devin Haney goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at lightweight.

Haney vs Russell Jr form

Haney remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jorge Linares on 29th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Yuriorkis Gamboa on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.

Before that, he had beat Alfredo Santiago Alvarez on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

He had defeated Zaur Abdullaev on 13th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Russell Jr has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Kiko Martinez on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Before that, he had beat Oscar Escandon on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.

Hehad won against Patrick Hyland on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Devin Haney has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.

Devin Haney last fought 1 month and 12 days ago, while Gary Russell Jr's last outing was 1 year, 11 months and 8 days ago.

Haney's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 9 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Haney vs Russell Jr?

Gary Russell Jr is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Devin Haney if you fancy the incredible upset.

Devin Haney vs Gary Russell Jr news

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