A talented up-and-coming prospect, 19-year-old Devin “The Dream” Haney will get a chance to introduce himself to the boxing world on Friday night when he takes on Mason “Rock Hard Mighty” Menard in the main event on Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation card.
The TV card from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET/PT. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch Showtime live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu: Whether you have Hulu or Hulu With Live TV, or if you’re signing up for a new account, Showtime can be added for $8.99 per month. Once signed up, you can then watch the fight live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
Amazon Prime: If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch a live stream of Showtime through Amazon Channels, which comes with a free 7-day trial. Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Showtime channel, you can watch a live stream of the fight on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
DirecTV Now: Showtime is an $8 per month add-on that can be added to any of DirecTV Now’s four channel packages. You can add it to your existing DirecTV Now account, or if you’re a new subscriber, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial of any base package plus Showtime. Additionally, new subscribers can get $25 off your first three months with promo code “YESNOW3”, so if you sign up for the “Live a Little” package and Showtime, you would get 60-plus channels, including Showtime, for just $18 per month for the first three months.
Once signed up, you can watch the fight live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
FuboTV: The Showtime channel can be added to your existing FuboTV subscription for $10.99 per month, or you can include Showtime when you start a free 7-day trial. Once signed up, you can then watch the fight live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
Haney, who is already 18-0 with 12 knockouts as a pro after enjoying a very successful amateur career, will make a step up in competition after taking down the likes of Angel Aispuro, Enrique Tinoco and Hamza Sempewo in his last three fights.
Back in April of 2016, Haney defeated Rafael Vazquez on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley III undercard, but this–the main event on a Showtime card–is undoubtedly his biggest opportunity to date. And he’s confident he’ll put on a show with the lights on.
“The boxing world will see something they’ve never seen a 19-year-old professional boxer do,” Haney said. “I’m intimidating and I know it. I’m thankful to Showtime and Mason Menard for giving me this opportunity. Unfortunately for him, he will get a chance to see firsthand what all the hype is about. I’ve been sparring with former world champions like Jesse Vargas in preparation for this fight.
“The fact that I’m fighting in the main event is bringing out the best in me. It’s my time to show the world what I’m made of and I’m coming to make a statement in this fight. Mason Menard is in trouble.”
Menard (33-2, 24 KO’s) is by far the best opponent Haney has faced in his young career. The 29-year-old captured the WBO NABO lightweight title with a win over Bahodir Mamadjonov in August 2016, and four months later he held his own before an eventual seventh-round KO loss against Raymundo Beltran, who just became a world champion in February.
Source: Heavy Sports