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Haney vs Gamboa: Pros react to Devin Haney’s latest win

A couple guys had some clear reactions to Devin Haney’s win over Yuriorkis Gamboa.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

It would be a lie to say that the boxing world was on the edge of its seat at any point on Saturday night, as Devin Haney cruised to a 12-round decision against an aged and over-matched Yuriorkis Gamboa to retain the WBC lightweight title.

Haney-Gamboa was certainly no blockbuster event going in, wouldn’t really be called a “big fight” by any sane metric, but it was another win for the 21-year-old titleholder, and he says he hopes to move on to a big fight. He specifically named Teofimo Lopez in his post-fight interview, and yeah, Teofimo heard him and saw the fight.

So there weren’t that many fighters watching, it seems, but some did. And a couple of them are the sort of guys you’d want to hear from right now anyway — namely, Teofimo and Gervonta “Tank” Davis, and Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya chucked in a little shot, too.

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