Devin Haney Says He Doesn’t Mind Fighting Vasyl Lomachenko After Loss to Teofimo Lopez

Published 03/16/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – MAY 25: Devin Haney is introduced prior to boxing against Antonio Moran for the WBC and WBO Inter-Continental lightweight championship at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on May 25, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)


Devin Haney shares a cosmic beef with the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko. The two have painted shots at each other enormous times through interviews, podcasts, and their social handles. Both of them possess a monumental challenge towards each other, but a fight between the two isn’t really there on the cards for 2021.

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However, the WBC lightweight champion detailed a positive message pertaining to a fight with his rival.

Speaking to FightHype, Haney said, “I’m happy that he finally acknowledged me and he finally is interested. It sucks that now it comes after he took a loss. I wouldn’t rather (prefer) him, it’d be when he was on top. But you know at the end of the day, a fight with me and ‘Loma’ would still be huge and I’m still fighting, I’d welcome.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko fights Teofimo Lopez Jr in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

Lomachenko last fought against the unified lightweight champion, Teofimo Lopez. The latter won this fight with a controversial unanimous decision.

Ever since that loss, ‘Loma’ was keen on bagging a rematch, but he didn’t really crack it up. Meanwhile, he transitioned his focus to a long-time nemesis, Devin Haney.

The Ukrainian pugilist wants to earn his title shot against the ‘Takeover’. This is predominantly why he feels beating Haney might just land him up against Lopez, wherein he can settle his scores.

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Is Devin Haney an easy opponent to crack for Vasyl Lomachenko?

No one has ever beaten Devin Haney in his prolific career. He’s an astonishing talent in the lightweight landscape, who’s smothered every opponent he’s faced. Moreover, Haney has just improved with every fight by inheriting an offensive approach.

Considering what the ‘Dream’ brings onto the table, he unquestionably won’t be a straightforward job to crack for ‘Loma’.

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The former lightweight champion will have to dig in real deep if he wishes to handover the 22-year-old his first loss.

Fans cannot wait to see this charismatic matchup take up the ring space. A battle between these two will definitely be watch-worthy for the year 2021.

What do you make of Haney’s comments on ‘Loma’?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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