Video of 16 year old, Devin Haney sparring Shawn Porter

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Yeah it looks Porter was afraid to put that kid in a coma.

That being said, talent is undeniable. Very RJJ in style to me. Dropping that arm in such a early age. That becomes a bad habit instead of an intentional trap.
 
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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.
Fights were in Mexico and no TMT branding in sight I don't believe
 
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The kid doesn't even look that good. His balance is WAY off, & he leans in constantly, as @Gumbo noted.

A few elite guys like Floyd and RJJ could get away with that noise, but this kid doesn't seem to have their reflexes.

Bad training, IMO.
 

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[video=youtube;jEZC-CaYZkE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEZC-CaYZkE[/video]


I'm not the type to prematurely hype a fighter or put accolades on him, but I do start to listen when others do it.
 
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look out for this kid named shakur stevenson. Will take part in the 2016 olympic games i think he is 18? But here is a video of them sparring

[video=youtube;nmx9xK8ojoE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmx9xK8ojoE[/video]
 
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He's very good, I think Floyd is a bad influence tbh. He throws his fighters to the wolves, the kid was a favorite to go to the Olympics
 
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He's very good, I think Floyd is a bad influence tbh. He throws his fighters to the wolves, the kid was a favorite to go to the Olympics
because that's how Mayweather's family did him. They through him in there with Genaro Hernandez in his 18th pro fight and he prevailed, most boxing analyist at the time said they were rushing mayweather. so he tries to apply the same shit that he went through if he believes in his fighters, but I dunno. Kinda how they rushing Spence, but he maybe the goods, like mayweather was.
 

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Good young amateur. He has great timing, really quick hands and evasive skills. Clearly inspired by Floyd.

Damn I'm completely out of touch with the amateurs these days. They used to be the draw for me. Need to get some ABA world champ comps and watch some olympic trials. See the who's who in the amateurs.
 
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Good young amateur. He has great timing, really quick hands and evasive skills. Clearly inspired by Floyd.

Damn I'm completely out of touch with the amateurs these days. They used to be the draw for me. Need to get some ABA world champ comps and watch some olympic trials. See the who's who in the amateurs.
There are quite a few guys about to turn pro. Gary's younger brother Antonio just turned pro, his other brother Antwon just won the Trials at 141, I believe. There's two brothers here George and Alex Rincon who spar with Spence Jr who just turned pro
 

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because that's how Mayweather's family did him. They through him in there with Genaro Hernandez in his 18th pro fight and he prevailed, most boxing analyist at the time said they were rushing mayweather. so he tries to apply the same shit that he went through if he believes in his fighters, but I dunno. Kinda how they rushing Spence, but he maybe the goods, like mayweather was.
do you really think they are rushing spence?
 

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There are quite a few guys about to turn pro. Gary's younger brother Antonio just turned pro, his other brother Antwon just won the Trials at 141, I believe. There's two brothers here George and Alex Rincon who spar with Spence Jr who just turned pro
I got some team USA fighters to watch:

Here’s the full list of U.S. Olympic men’s boxing trials winners:

108 lbs: Nico Hernandez
114 lbs: Antonio Vargas
123 lbs: Shakur Stevenson
141 lbs: Gary Russell
152 lbs: Paul Kroll
165 lbs: Charles Conwell
178 lbs: Jonathan Esquivel
201 lbs: Cam F. Awesome
201+ lbs: Marlo Moore

And the 1 US who has already qualified for Rio is lightweight Carlos Balderas
 
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First 2 pro fights;

[video=youtube;iXs2tiU_52Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXs2tiU_52Q[/video]

[video=youtube;TPnPmAtrn9Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPnPmAtrn9Y[/video]
 

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Kid's got technical talent and looks pretty mature for a 17y/o. That said he looks fragile and afraid of punches.
 
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Nice and evenly matched:-(:patsch
Give the kid a break. Even the best in the world didn't start of fighting top tens. But, you're right, he is way better than his first 2 opponents. They both look like they were picked up in a Home Depot parking lot and given boxing gear to face the kid.

After looking at his sparring video by the OP, I see him getting chin checked once he matches up with a worthy opponent.
 
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I got some team USA fighters to watch:

Here’s the full list of U.S. Olympic men’s boxing trials winners:

108 lbs: Nico Hernandez
114 lbs: Antonio Vargas
123 lbs: Shakur Stevenson
141 lbs: Gary Russell
152 lbs: Paul Kroll
165 lbs: Charles Conwell
178 lbs: Jonathan Esquivel
201 lbs: Cam F. Awesome
201+ lbs: Marlo Moore

And the 1 US who has already qualified for Rio is lightweight Carlos Balderas
Here's Haney sparring Shakur Stevenson:

[video=youtube;nmx9xK8ojoE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmx9xK8ojoE[/video]