Sandor Martin: I am Devin Haney’s worst nightmare

Martin looks to claim WBC junior welterweight title against Haney

Spanish junior welterweight Sandor Martin called out American two-division world champion Devin Haney. The No. 1-ranked WBC contender looks to dethrone a newly-crowned 140-pound champion.

“Devin Haney calls himself ‘The Dream,’ but I am his worst nightmare. I will be the next WBC junior welterweight world champion,” said Martin, who recently signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank that joined forces with his long-time promoter OPI Since 82. “Whether he wants to lose his title to me in the ring or run up the scales to welterweight, the choice is his.”

“I am excited for the next chapter of my career with OPI Since 82 and Top Rank in my corner.”

Sandor Martin (42-3, 15 KOs) is riding a two-fight winning streak, scoring a pair of wins by knockout against Mohamed El Marcouchi and Arblin Kaba last December and July, respectively. In December 2022, the 30-year-old southpaw dropped a split decision against Teofimo Lopez. Prior to that, the Barcelona native earned a UD against Jose Felix in April the same year and a majority decision against Mikey Garcia in October 2021.

Undefeated Devin Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) was in action last December, when he earned a unanimous decision against Regis Prograis and claimed his WBC junior welterweight belt. Prior to that, the 25-year-old native of San Francisco collected all belts at lightweight and made two successful defenses of his undisputed title against George Kambosos Jr and Vasyl Lomachenko.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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