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By Connor Buestad | Connor@Section925.com
Technically speaking, Devin 'The Dream' Haney isn't allowed to fight in a professional boxing match until he is a legal adult. However, still only 17-years-old, Haney has managed to fight five times already (he's undefeated).
Raised in Oakland, Haney fought his first four fights in Mexico, where apparently, there's no age rules. On April 9th, Haney fought for the first time on U.S. soil under a special permit from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Haney's first fight in America was no slouch. Held at the MGM Grand as part of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley undercard, Haney fought and beat 25-year-old Rafael Vazquez of Puerto Rico. Young Devin won 40-36 on all three scorecards, showing his raw speed and flash throughout.
To avoid distractions, Haney has since moved out of Oakland and into new digs in Las Vegas where he trains with the infamous Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Full video of the Haney-Vazquez bout is below. See for yourself how bright The Dream's future really is.