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A 20-year-old American boxer scored another thumping win, escalating comparisons to a young Floyd Mayweather

  • He forced a fourth round corner against Zaur Abdullaev at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday, sending Abdullaev back to Russia with an apparently fractured cheekbone.
  • Haney is now the mandatory challenger for Vasyl Lomachenko's world lightweight titles.
  • And the bout will be widely anticipated as Haney has been attracting comparisons to a young Floyd Mayweather.
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Devin Haney produced another statement win Friday when he forced a fourth round corner stoppage against Zaur Abdullaev.
Haney, 20, appeared disappointed that the fight could not go on, saying in Forbes : "I wasn't nearly done beating him. I was just warming up."
But only warming up caused great damage on Abdullaev, a 25-year-old who was sent back to Russia with a reported fractured cheekbone, Forbes reports.
Watch the stoppage right here:
The victory, the 23rd of Haney's career to date, pushes the American into mandatory challenger status.
This means he is now on the cusp of a massive world title fight against lightweight ruler Vasyl Lomachenko, 31, a three-weight world champion andone of the most impressive pound-for-pound athletes in world boxing today.
Haney's performance also escalated comparisons to a young Floyd Mayweather.
Even before he defeated Abdullaev, Haney was regarded by Boxing News andThe Athletic as a Mayweather-esque fighter.
Haney's promoter Eddie Hearn, the group managing director of Matchroom Sport, said his fighter is "too, too good," adding that he will be working on making the Lomachenko bout happen next.
A 20-year-old American boxer scored another thumping win, escalating comparisons to a young Floyd Mayweather A 20-year-old American boxer scored another thumping win, escalating comparisons to a young Floyd Mayweather Reviewed by opeyemi on 2:03:00 pm Rating: 5

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