Devin Haney has denied a shocking claim from his upcoming opponent Régis Prograis that his boxing record was a lie.
The undefeated 30-0 (15 KO) American is establishing himself as one of the biggest names in the sport at just 24 years old.
Haney has already become the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO lightweight world champion.
He now moves up in weight to challenge Prograis for his WBC super lightweight crown on December 9.
However, as the pre-fight trash talk began, Prograis made a surprising statement.
The 34-year-old tweeted: “I heard Devin lost a fight in Mexico earlier in his career, but he paid to have it taken off his record.
“IF this is true, this is the weakest shit I have ever heard so far in boxing.”
Early in his career, Haney fought ten fights in Mexico because he was too young to obtain a professional boxing license in many U.S. states.
All of these competitions took place away from the spotlight, as the teenager learned his trade in the bars and hotels of Tijuana.
As a result, it is very difficult to determine whether Prograis’ claim is actually true.
Haney replied: “Only an idiot would believe crap like that.
“This information comes from Rolly Romero, that should tell you enough.”
Prograis insisted: “I didn’t talk to Rolly about anything. In fact, fuck you and him.
“More people know your little secret than you think #Fraud 29-1 (15 KO).”