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.
AGAIN!! Need I said more?? UNDISPUTED LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION! #TheTakeover pic.twitter.com/o6oVNr6j36— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) November 8, 2020
Email Champion performance! pic.twitter.com/1PY3yJgmBY— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) November 8, 2020
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) November 8, 2020
Soon the return of exciting fights @KingRyanG December 5th @DAZNBoxing @GoldenBoyBoxing— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) November 8, 2020
How does everyone feel about this main event on DAZN? I honestly believed that Devin would get him out of there early, but a win is a win. On to the next #HaneyGamboa— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) November 8, 2020
Gamboa looked like he was pissed. Did he really believe he won? He snatched his arm from the ref during the decision.— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) November 8, 2020
Gamboa need some ice, ice hot, ace bandages, Dr. Sholls and an aspirin— Franchón Crews-Dezurn (@TheHHDiva) November 8, 2020
Snoozefest good work from a prehistoric Gamboa against the email champion— George "Ferocious" Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) November 8, 2020
Good Win For @Realdevinhaney! Would love to see him fight the other young guns at 135!!— Eddie Chambers (@champfasteddie) November 8, 2020
Very good. One year out off shoulder surgery, dominant display. If that was Ryan you would have loved it— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) November 8, 2020