Devin Haney gave a remarkable knockout during his main event debut on DAZN. The KO was so definite that the referee didn’t have to register an account, ending the action upon the punch’s impact.
The twenty-year-old unloaded a vicious overhand right that connected flush on Moran’s chins for a seventh-round KO at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Saturday. Haney’s knockout instantly became a frontrunner for knockout of the year.
Throughout the fight, Haney dominated the match using his speed, precision, and crisp punching to look every bit like a superstar. During the late seventh round, he unleashed a short right hook to the body to set up that brutal overhand right that instantly crumpled Moran to the canvas, who was forced to seek medical attention several minutes after the fight.
Haney said during a post-interview that his main aim during the fight was to clear the rumors that were going around about his inability for punching power and he proved that he could. Before Haney (22-0,14KO’s) landed the knockout, he dropped Moran with a right hook to the body in the fifth round.
After the fight, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said that matches against the likes of Gervonta Davis, Teofimo Lopez, and Ryan Garcia are on the horizon and added that the whole United Nations should support Devin Haney as he is definitely a superstar.
Here’s how the rest of Haney-Moran went
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