Buckhead Fight Club, Georgia, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Devin Haney vs Hamza Sempewo report
Who won Haney vs Sempewo?
Devin Haney beat Hamza Sempewo by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Buckhead Fight Club in Georgia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 6 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Haney vs Sempewo stats
Devin Haney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hamza Sempewo made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Haney had advantage in power over Sempewo, with a 65% knock out percentage over Sempewo's 50%.
Devin Haney was the younger man by 17 years, at 24 years old.
Sempewo had a height advantage of 3 inches over Haney. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Devin Haney & Hamza Sempewo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Haney was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 year and 7 months later than Sempewo, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 52 more professional rounds, 198 to Sempewo's 146.
Haney vs Sempewo form
Haney remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat George Kambosos on 16th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight, WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat George Kambosos on 5th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Lightweight, WBA World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before 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.
He had defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
Haney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
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