Vasyl Lomachenko Fires Back at Devin Haney – ‘Devin, Stop Lying’

Published 03/18/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Vasyl Lomachenko smiles during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


Former lightweight champion, Vasyl Lomachenko, has lashed out at current WBC champion, Devin Haney. The Ukrainian revealed that his team has received no contracts from Haney and accused the American of lying.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney trains during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

Vasyl Lomachenko has been out of action since his loss to Teofimo Lopez back in October. However, the Ukrainian has recovered and is ready to get back in the ring. And after a Twitter confrontation with Devin Haney, many thought he would fight the American.

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However, ‘Loma’ has revealed the truth of their situation. He spoke to SNOWQUEENLA on YouTube and said, “Devin, stop lying. Why are you lying to people? Tell Eddie Hearn to send a written contract on paper.”

The pound-for-pound star then confirmed that he had received no written contracts, papers, or even an offer from ‘Dream’. He then accused Haney of seeking attention when he said, “In my opinion, he (Haney) only remembered me after he signed the contract with Linares.”

These comments showed the reality of the rumored fight between the two. However, this happened because Haney recently revealed that the only thing stopping him from announcing his next bout was Lomachenko, to whom they had sent a contract. Clearly, this was not true.

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Vasyl Lomachenko explains why he wants to fight Devin Haney

The former champion may have accused Haney of lying about sending a contract. However, Lomachenko made no secret of his desire to face the young American and explained his thinking.

The Ukrainian said, “Devin Haney has a real WBC belt, yes, the one I got beating Campbell. Then they gave me a ‘franchise’ belt and my real belt went to Haney automatically.” 

This comment showed he has unfinished business against Haney.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 9: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Vasyl Lomachenko ( aqua blue and yellow trunks ) defeats Guillermo Rigondeaux ( purple and gold trunks ) by RTD in the 6th round. Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Lomachenko in victory. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

The two have a history between them, as Haney was Lomachenko’s mandatory for a while. However, Top Rank requested ‘Loma’ to be promoted to super-champion. As a result, Haney became champion, and they never faced each other.

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Therefore, if the two were to fight, it would be a fantastic bout. However, the champion will now most likely face Jorge Linares next.

What do you make of these accusations from Vasyl Lomachenko? Do you think Devin Haney should fight him next?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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