Video of 16 year old, Devin Haney sparring Shawn Porter

bballchump11

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Haney is 17 now and just turned pro last month. Mayweather talked him up a lot and I see why. They say that he stops grown men on a regular basis in sparring.
 
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DB Cooper

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[video=youtube;GX0DeneO95E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX0DeneO95E[/video]

Haney is 17 now and just turned pro last month. Mayweather talked him up a lot and I see why. They say that he stops grown men on a regular basis in sparring.
The kid looks good. But Porter didn't throw a single punch until late in the workout, and then when he did he quickly took control.
 
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[video=youtube;GX0DeneO95E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX0DeneO95E[/video]

Haney is 17 now and just turned pro last month. Mayweather talked him up a lot and I see why. They say that he stops grown men on a regular basis in sparring.
Your a boxing fan and clearly know allot about boxing in the sense of who has belts...whos who...all that...


But you while you may know about boxing...you don't know boxing.

Porter is letting this kid work....so its not a "schooling"
 

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I mean Porter started to let his hands go a bit in the last round, but even then you could tell he was just taking it easy on the kid.

Don't get me wrong though bball this guy Devin is clearly very talented. I've been watching a lot of his stuff on Dontae's channel. He looks damn good.
 

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Definitely one to watch out for in the next few years. Turning pro so young I expect he'll be brought along very slowly, but sparring like this is invaluable and does a lot to make up for the lack of an amateur career since he'll be around world level fighters in gyms long before he faces any in the ring.
 
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[video=youtube;GX0DeneO95E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX0DeneO95E[/video]

Haney is 17 now and just turned pro last month. Mayweather talked him up a lot and I see why. They say that he stops grown men on a regular basis in sparring.
You mean Mayweather SR right coz I've never heard JR talk about him
 
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Your a boxing fan and clearly know allot about boxing in the sense of who has belts...whos who...all that...


But you while you may know about boxing...you don't know boxing.

Porter is letting this kid work....so its not a "schooling"
Exactly, and the ones in here saying Porter wasn't trying!! Lol... He was working on his foot and head movement while letting the kid get a feel of the speed and strength of a top tier pros movement and strength while in the clinch...
 

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I like his jab and ability to punch in combination while backing up. Very quick hands. Accurate leads. Nice switch-hitting as well in spots. I can tell he likes Floyd.

I also noticed Porter trying to drill defensive use of angles, side-stepping away.

This is a great setup for two guys with this difference in experience. The younger guy gets to pick his spots against someone who isn't easily fooled, and the veteran practices defending by virtue of pure control and positioning. The gradual transition to using counters and the occasional offensive burst from Porter looked appropriate as well.

Favorite moment:

 

DB Cooper

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I like his jab and ability to punch in combination while backing up. Very quick hands. Accurate leads. Nice switch-hitting as well in spots. I can tell he likes Floyd.

I also noticed Porter trying to drill defensive use of angles, side-stepping away.

This is a great setup for two guys with this difference in experience. The younger guy gets to pick his spots against someone who isn't easily fooled, and the veteran practices defending by virtue of pure control and positioning. The gradual transition to using counters and the occasional offensive burst from Porter looked appropriate as well.

Favorite moment:

As good a move as it was, Porter read his bob in an instant and still nearly caught him.
 

PivotPunch

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As good a move as it was, Porter read his bob in an instant and still nearly caught him.
Also Porter beside going easy is a physical fighter who roughs you up and puts pressure on you he probably often looks worse in sparring. Remember that clip a few months ago of Mosley sparring him and looking really good and that was an ancient Mosley preparing for the Mayorga rematch. Ok Maybe Mosley looks betetr in sparring than in real fights as well as his skills are still there and his lack of reflexes and sharpness at this point matters less but still.

I mean I'm sure he will be at the very least a decent fighter maybe even the next Canelo but I would be careful with premature hype trains it will be at least another 4 years before he competes at the highest level
 
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bballchump11

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You mean Mayweather SR right coz I've never heard JR talk about him
It has been mostly Floyd Sr. but I've heard Jr talk about him occasionally. He doesn't address him by his name, but he'll say things like "This one 17 year old fighter in my gym".
 

bballchump11

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Why wasn't SR in the corner for either of his two fights. I thought SR was his trainer?
that is weird. If he was on the undercard of a bunch of other TMT fighters fighting, Floyd Sr could have been in the locker room with the other fighters helping them in more important bouts. That's my speculation though.
 
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Kid looks to be a bit cocky with the hands down thing and poking out his chin like he does when leaning in. I can see a few KO's in his future, and I don't mean him KO'ing opponents per say. I also saw where he backed straight up a few times when pressed, and that is never a good thing in the ring.