Boxer appears to be like to cement place on checklist of star athletes from ‘The City’


OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Devin Haney retained his undisputed light-weight title Saturday night time in a unanimous resolution win over George Kamobosos Jr. Haney, 23, has already completed loads in his younger profession.

Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) is the youngest undisputed champion within the four-belt period, which started in 2007. He joins an unique eight-man membership who concurrently held the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF belts — together with names like Canelo Álvarez and Corridor of Famer Bernard Hopkins.

As he ascends into superstardom, Haney appears to be like to cement his identify on the checklist of star athletes to return from Oakland.

Consider Marshawn Lynch, Damian Lillard and Andre Ward as current examples.

Lynch, nicknamed “Beast Mode,” made 5 Professional Bowls throughout his 12-year NFL profession and gained a Tremendous Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.

Lillard is a six-time NBA All-Star with the Portland Path Blazers. He proudly represents his hometown and has “Oakland” tattooed on his chest.

Ward retired undefeated (32-0, 16 KOs) in his 13-year boxing profession and unified titles in two totally different weight courses. He gained a gold medal within the 2004 Summer time Olympics and was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame in 2021.

The three have one factor in widespread: Oakland.

Lillard is a recognized boxing fan and has been supporting his fellow Oakland native for years. The NBA star even flew to Australia for Haney’s June combat.

“Me and Dame have been mates for fairly some time now,” Haney informed KRON4’s Jason Dumas. “He’s at all times been supporting me. I been at all times supporting him.”

In fact, there are others with Oakland roots, together with baseball Corridor of Famer Rickey Henderson and NBA legends Invoice Russell, Jason Kidd, and Gary Payton.

Hosted by Lillard, “Rooted In Oakland: Devin Haney” is a 30-minute particular that first aired on ESPN2 final week. You may watch the total episode HERE.

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“With out Oakland, I wouldn’t be right here,” Haney stated.

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