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In Los Angeles, Devin Haney has been detained after police allegedly discovered a semi-automatic weapon in his vehicle. The boxing champion was detained for having a hidden weapon in a moving vehicle but was later released on $35,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court again next month.

According to his father, Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) was in the rear seat of his car when it was stopped by the police for a traffic violation. The boxer, who competes out of Las Vegas, recently won a decision over Vasiliy Lomachenko, which was the biggest victory of his career.

Nicknamed, ‘The Dream’, Haney was not the one who reported a gun in the car to the police; the driver did, which was found under the driver's seat, and police discovered a semi-automatic weapon. Since the car was registered in Haney's name and nobody claimed ownership of the gun, he was taken into custody and charged with the offense.

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Bill Haney, the father, manager, and trainer of Devin Haney, told ESPN that the issue is a misunderstanding that will be resolved in court. "I'm confident that things will be resolved, and it's unfortunate that he was arrested with his armed licensed security."

The undefeated boxer just achieved his biggest career victory, defeating former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko of Ukraine in Las Vegas on May 30 by unanimous decision. Since then, Teofimo Lopez, the champion at 140 pounds, and Haney have engaged in a social media spat. If Haney decides to go up to junior welterweight, Lopez may be his next opponent.

With 30 victories and no losses, the 24-year-old is one of the top boxers in the world. He is the lightweight division's WBC, WBO, WBA, and IBF champion. Later this year, Haney is anticipated to compete against Ryan Garcia, another unbeaten lightweight contender. However, his legal issues can endanger both his reputation and his boxing career.