Devin Haney is just 19 years old, but “The Dream” already has 83 professional rounds under his belt and 19 pro fights.
In those 19 fights, he has yet to taste defeat, compiling an overall record of 19-0 with 13 wins coming via knockout.
On September 28, though, Haney will face the toughest test of his young career when he goes toe-to-toe with former three-time world title contender Juan Carlos Burgos.
The fight serves as the main event live on ShoBox: The Next Generation from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.
“Juan Carlos Burgos is a tough opponent who’s been in multiple world title fights and has a lot of experience. This will definitely be my toughest fight to date on paper, and on September 28, I will show the world what Devin Haney is made of,” said Haney during a recent press event. “Pechanga is a beautiful venue where a lot of big fights have taken place. I’m thrilled to be fighting at the new arena, and it’s a great time for DHP because I know we are going to pack the house.
“Man, it’s a blessing to be fighting on Showtime not once, but twice, before my 20th birthday. The national exposure we get is incredible. Everyone knows Showtime is the king of boxing and I will shine just like I did last time. The fans can expect another great performance.”
Haney is coming off a victory over Mason Menard that netted him the USBA lightweight title. He previously captured the World Boxing Council youth lightweight belt last year with a TKO vs. Maximino Toala.
Haney recently obtained his promoters license and will help with the promotion for this fight.
“I believe I’m the youngest promoter in boxing history and it makes me very excited to make that claim. I look forward to putting on great fights,” he said. “I’m going to be the next superstar in the sport, and I want to give other fighters opportunities to showcase their talents. It’s a dream come true and I couldn’t be happier to be fighting on Showtime under Devin Haney Promotions.”
Burgos, who is 33-2-2 in his career, has won three consecutive fights and is 8-1-2 over his last 11 overall. He suffered a 2014 loss to Mikey Garcia for the WBO super featherweight crown.
“The fans can expect fireworks,” he said. “I will show the world my style, the ‘Devin Haney’ style! Everything that I do will be on display.”
Haney vs. Burgos serves as the main event of a tripleheader on Showtime that kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.