On April 9th, boxing enthusiasts who tuned into the HBO Pay Per View boxing special witnessed history as 17-year-old Las Vegas resident Devin “The Dream” Haney became the youngest professional boxer to fight at the legendary MGM Grand. The young boxer, who is coached by Floyd Mayweather Sr., won his April 9th fight against Puerto Rico’s Rafael Vazquezand this most recent win made his record 5-0.
Devin got his start in boxing when his dad took him to a boxing gym to steer him away from senseless street fighting. He quickly showed that he was a natural when it came to boxing when as a young boy he sparred with an MMA fighter in the gym his father took him to and knocked him right out of his shoes. His ability to perform so well in the ring today can also be credited to his intense fitness routine. In an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Devin stated, “I do a 5-6 mile run in the morning. My afternoon workout is about 3 hours and my night workout is about an hour and a half.”
In just a few years, Haney has made a name for himself in the amateur and professional boxing world. During his years in the amateur division, Devin racked up over 130 wins with only 8 losses and secured the title of 7x National Champion. He also became the youngest member of the USA Junior National Boxing Team and was the youngest boxer to ever win the Youth World Championships in Nevada.
Mike Tyson, Andre Ward, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have all expressed their support of Devin and with the backing of legends like these, there’s nothing Devin “The Dream” Haney can’t accomplish.
Be sure to keep up with Devin by following him on Twitter and Instagram at @realdevinhaney!