Vasyl Lomachenko Responds to Devin Haney’s Call-Out: ‘Im Waiting for You Coward’

Published 03/01/2021, 2:00 PM EST


Pound-for-pound great, Vasyl Lomachenko, lost his lightweight straps against Teofimo Lopez last year. But, he can win the WBC title by vanquishing Devin Haney in an upcoming clash. Although the fight is nowhere close to being sealed, the lightweight elites have desired to face each other.

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That said, both Haney and Lomachenko are running out of relevant contenders. So, they can lock horns and produce a nail-biting clash, to resurrect their position in the ongoing ride.
The undefeated Devin Haney has initiated the call, as he turned to Twitter and enquired about ‘The Matrix’. In response, Vasyl Lomachenko denounced ‘The Dream’ as a coward. While the Twitter banter had already intensified the tale, Lomachenko and Haney dragged it deeper.

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I'm here! I'm waiting for you cowards to decide on a real fight, and not on a Twitter fight

— LOMA (@VasylLomachenko) March 1, 2021

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In an interaction with Fight Hype, WBC titleholder, Devin Haney, explained his DMs to Lomachenko and gave an insight to the fans. As their conversation suggested, ‘The Dream’ had asked for a fight with the Ukrainian on social media, and the former champion accepted it wholeheartedly.
“I am available,” wrote Devin Haney on Instagram, and Lomachenko responded with “I will keep it in mind.”
So, it’s safe to envision that they will face each other soon, with the WBC title on the line.
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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Devin Haney- How can the fight happen?

With Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn coming under mutual terms, Lomachenko and Haney can collide. A few days back, Eddie Hearn appeared vexed with Ryan Garcia for ducking his mandatory spot to challenge Haney. So, it indicates Matchroom’s urge in finding an appropriate challenger for the 22-year-old lightweight champion.
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Haney(red and white trunks) celebrates with his coach after beating Zaur Abdullaev(Red and black trunks) by doctor stoppage for The WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, Vasyl Lomachenko can rightfully fill in the gap. He is one of the best boxers in the world and it will also bring a chance for ‘Loma’ to regain his lightweight dominance, especially after a defeat against Lopez.

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So, the bout looks alluring, and also perfect to get staged. Now, the promoters need to settle the cards and bring them to fruition.
Do you think Vasyl Lomachenko vs Devin Haney will happen?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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