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Devin Haney has big plans. He’s been hungering for a world title shot, and he’s declared that he could beat Vasiliy Lomachenko, the best fighter in the world. Even though Haney is only 20 years old, he’s looking to make a big impact in boxing. But his fight Friday vs. Zaur Abdullaev, which can be live-streamed on DAZN, won’t be easy.
Like Haney, Abdullaev is undefeated, and he has plans of his own. None of which include a loss at the hands of Haney.
“I think that it is too early for [Matchroom Boxing] to make [future] plans for Haney,” German Titov, Abdullaev’s promoter, told Boxing Scene referring to Haney’s promoter. “We are confident that this bout against Zaur will be tough for Haney, and there is a high probability in our opinion that Zaur will win.”
Good thing then that all of this will be settled on Friday night. Here’s everything you need to know to live stream the Haney vs. Abdullaev fight on DAZN.
|HOW TO WATCH DEVIN HANEY VS. ZAUR ABDULLAEV|
Devin Haney vs. Zaur Abdullaev
- When: Friday, Sept. 13 at 7pm ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City
- Streaming: DAZN
- Cost: $19.99 per month or $99.99 for one year
The only legal way to watch Haney vs. Abdullaev in the U.S. is on DAZN. Since last September, the streaming service has put on some of the most important fights in boxing. Though Canelo Alvarez, boxing’s biggest star, played tug-of-war with the service in finding his next opponent and though it caused a potential rift between him and his promoter, DAZN featured him beating one of the top middleweight contenders in Daniel Jacobs a few months ago. DAZN also showcased Andy Ruiz upsetting Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight championship (DAZN will show the rematch in December), and it broadcast Gennadiy Golovkin’s streaming service debut in June. And don’t forget about November’s Logan Paul vs. KSI rematch.
DAZN costs $19.99 per month or $99.99 for the entire year, but for fight fans, it’s been worth it. It streams more than 100 fight cards per year—that includes a number of MMA cards with Bellator—and you can watch some of the best boxers in the world (Alvarez, Joshua, and Golovkin) and some of the potential rising stars (Haney, Regis Prograis, and Vergil Ortiz Jr). DAZN says it’s doing its best to try to kill the longtime boxing PPV model, but another perk of a subscription is getting to watch fighters like Haney that’ll your blood pounding as the fists begin flying.
DAZN works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and both iOS and Android phones. All you have to do is download the DAZN app and log-in with your subscription credentials. You can also stream via computer browsers Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera. (You can read our full DAZN review here.)
Haney vs. Abdullaev: Why it matters
But first, he’ll have to tangle with and knock off Abdullaev (11-0, 7 KOs).
“I know Abdullaev is focused, he’s been at the top of the rankings for a while now, so I know he’s ready to fight,” Haney said, via Bad Left Hook. “He’s an undefeated fighter who has beaten some quality opposition, so I take him very seriously. I’m just very excited to face Abdullaev because it will show the world my skills and why I am the new face of the sport.”
Abdullaev, though, will try to stop that momentum. The biggest victory of his career came a year ago when he decisioned Hank Lundy, who previously had fought (and lost to) superstar Terence Crawford and former world titlist Ray Beltran. But Haney will almost assuredly be a tougher test for Abdullaev than Lundy was.
Already, Haney has got the personality to potentially become a star. And he’s got skills. But whether he can beat elite 135-pound lightweights like Lomachenko or Richard Commey—at least at this point in Haney’s career—is debatable. All the same, Haney wants to prove himself.
“If you’re not trying to prove you’re the best, what’s the point?” Haney told Yahoo Sports. “I feel I’m ready, so I’m not looking for tune-ups or easy fights. If I fight the best, that’s the best way to prove myself and what I’m all about.”
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Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.