Devin Haney was sharp vs. Juan Carlos Burgos on Friday night (Photo: Dave Mandel – SHOWTIME)
By Chris Robinson
On Friday night, 19-year old lightweight prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney continued his march towards a championship as he impressively out-boxed former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos inside of the Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, Calif. Haney (20-0, 13 KO’s) was too talented, sharp, and athletic for the rugged Mexican, as he dominated on another installment of ShoBox: The New Generation.
Two judges scored the fight 100-90 for Haney while a third had it 97-93 in the undefeated prospect’s favor. Burgos (33-3-2, 21 KO’s) is known best for being a capable and durable fighter, yet he had no answer for Haney on this evening.
“Burgos is a crafty veteran with a lot of heart but tonight I showed the world why I’m the next super star in boxing,” said Haney, who was also promoting his first fight with Haney Promotions on this evening.
“I’m ready to take on all the champions in the lightweight division,” Haney added. “I’m the new money and SHOWTIME is my home. I’m coming for everyone!”
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