Devin Haney vs. Antonio Moran Named New Main Event For May 25 DAZN Card

After Oleksandr Usyk suffered a bicep injury that forced him to withdraw from his May 25 fight on DAZN, Matchroom Boxing has named a new main event for the show.

Devin Haney, the undefeated lightweight contender who recently signed with Marchroom Boxing, will have his fight against Antonio Moran be the new headliner. The card, taking place at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, will still be streamed on DAZN with previously-announced matchups moving forward as planned.

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Haney, the current WBC International and WBO Intercontinental lightweight titleholder, has won all 21 of his pro bouts, winning 14 of those fights from inside the distance. The 20-year-old is ranked in the top of all four major governing bodies: WBA (No. 4), WBC (No. 3), WBO (No. 7) and IBF (No. 9).

Moran has won a number of regional titles throughout his career, sporting a 24-3 record since making his debut back in 2012. Moran, a former WBO Latino and WBC Latino Silver lightweight titleholder, fought twice in 2018 and sports a 1-1 record with the one loss being against former two-division world champion Jose Pedraza.

Originally, Usyk, a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, was going to headline the show by making his heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam. After Usyk suffered the injury, there was some speculation as to what would happen to the show and if it will be moving to another location.

What wasn't in question are the fights previously announced for the card. Undefeated heavyweight prospect Filip Hrgovic will face off against Gregory Corbin while heavyweight contender Michael Hunter will fight an opponent to be named later. Undefeated prospect Otha Jones III is also scheduled to fight on the card.

The one world title fight is a unification fight for the WBA and WBC Female junior welterweight titles between Jessica McCaskill and Anahi Sanchez.

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