BOXING'S RISING STAR DEVIN HANEY TAKES VIEWERS THROUGH A "DAY IN CAMP"; NEW VIDEO FEATURE RELEASED AHEAD OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION MAIN EVENT
PhilBoxing.com Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Haney vs. Ndongeni
Friday, Jan. 11 Live on SHOWTIME? From StageWorks Of Louisiana in Shreveport
WHAT: Devin Haney will kick off the 2019 boxing year headlining on ShoBox: The New Generation for the third time in his young career when he takes on fellow unbeaten Xolisani Ndongeni in a 10-round lightweight main event this Friday, January 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT live on SHOWTIME from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport.
The supremely confident Haney of Las Vegas has everything going for him. In November he turned 20 years old, and is one of the youngest promoters in boxing history leading Devin Haney Promotions. SHOWTIME Sports has released a ?Day in Camp? video feature and you quickly see why Haney is ONE OF BOXING?S BRIGHTEST YOUNG STARS.
Haney?s Bay Area training day begins at the ocean, where he says he sleeps and breathes better than when he?s in Las Vegas. Haney spars at famed trainer Virgil Hunter and former champion Andre Ward?s gym in Hayward, Calif., close to Haney?s childhood home in Oakland. He also pays a visit to world-renowned sports nutritionist expert Victor Conte?s SNAC facility where he simulates high-altitude workouts.
In the new year, Haney only hopes to build his boxing skills, as well as his brand. ?I want to go down as a multi-divisional world champion. Undisputed. I want to go down with the greats. I want my name to be mentioned with the best. My last year was big. A lot of people didn?t know me, and now they know me. It?s only going to get bigger in 2019. I will be fighting for a world title.?
In the ShoBox co-feature, featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) will take on Ruben Cervera (10-0, 9 KOs) in an eight-round matchup. The telecast will open with young heavyweights Frank Sanchez Faure (10-0, 8 KOs) and Willie Jake Jr. (8-1-1, 2 KOs) squaring off in another eight-round bout.