In a series of statements made public through various interviews, Arum openly dismissed any claims of a serious offer from Haney’s camp. “That wasn’t an offer. That was all bullsh*t. That was also talking and the media. There was no proposal on Haney’s part to fight Shakur. None at all,” Arum said.
He further elaborated on his conversation with Bill Haney, Devin Haney’s father, stating that he “didn’t seem anxious for Devin to fight Shakur.” He attributed this perceived hesitance to Devin Haney’s ongoing struggle with making 135.
These comments come following months of speculation about a potential showdown between Stevenson and Haney. However, according to Arum, Haney would be better off not stepping into the ring with Stevenson, who is set to fight Edwin De Los Santos this Thursday for the vacant WBC World Lightweight Championship. Haney is moving up to 140 to Challenge Regis Prograis for the WBC World Super Lightweight Championship
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