Eddie Hearn believes 'superstar' Devin Haney will become a multiple-weight world champion

May 25, 2019; Oxon Hill, MD;  Devin Haney and Antonio Moran during their bout at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
Image: Devin Haney is congratulated by Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn

Devin Haney is a "superstar" and will become a multiple weight world champion, says promoter Eddie Hearn.

Haney produced a masterclass against Antonio Moran before delivering a sensational knockout at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

The highly-rated American lightweight, who is in the top 10 rankings of all four major organising bodies, dropped Moran in the fifth round before ending the fight with a huge overhand right in the seventh.

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Devin Haney produced an impressive performance as he won with an emphatic KO

"Unbelievable," promoter Hearn said. "Where I come from in England, if we had a star like this, the country would be going mad. So you guys need to get behind Devin Haney because America has a superstar on their hands.

"He's 20-years-old, he's 22-0. They say he doesn't carry power, he's 20 and he's taking guys like that. That guy struggled against [Jose] Pedraza, WBO champion, went the distance with [Vasyl] Lomachenko.

"This is a true, true talent who has skill. That was like watching an artist draw a beautiful picture and then at the end, just sign his name off and say good night."

May 25, 2019; Oxon Hill, MD;  Devin Haney and Antonio Moran during their bout at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
Image: Haney lands a powerful overhand right to end the fight in the seventh round

Hearn is in no doubt that Las Vegas fighter Haney, who made his debut on Sky Sports, is a world champion in the making.

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"We're going to enjoy watching him go all the way to the top, winning world titles in different divisions," he added. "You're right about fast-track, it's just what pace do we go at now?

"But when you deal with people like that, you take the next stop. The WBC have ordered him to fight [Zaur] Abdullaev in a final eliminator to fight the winner of Lomachenko-[Luke] Cambell, he wants to fight them all.

"Teofimo Lopez, another guy called Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, these are the super fights that Devin Haney will be in, in the next few years."

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