WBC Lightweight champion Devin Haney defended his title via a wide points decision over Yuriorkis Gamboa in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The talented 21-year-old dominated proceedings, never allowing Gamboa into the contest in a near faultless display which was mimicked on the judges scorecards of 118-109, 120-107 and 120-107.
“I thought I put in a world-class performance,” Haney told DAZN’s Chris Mannix following his title defense “Of course, I wanted the knockout, but he was a crafty veteran, he was doing a lot of holding, trying to survive.”
“I showed that I’m here and I’m not going anywhere, Fighting someone like Gamboa was a stepping stone, but I’m here for the big fights. I want to make the biggest fights happen to bring the best out of me.”
He added: “There’s a lot of big fights in the lightweight division. Teofimo Lopez is the one with the rest of the belts, so that’s the main fight that I want to make happen.”