The WBC Keeps Loma At Number One Despite His Loss To Devin Haney

The WBC has continued to rank Vasiliy Lomachenko as their top-ranked fighter, despite the Ukrainian’s loss to Devin Haney.

The duo squared off on May 20th, 2023, for the undisputed lightweight titles in what was seen as Loma’s last chance to win all the belts.

While Haney walked away with a unanimous-decision victory, the boxing community was divided over the decision, with some feeling that the Ukrainian had been hard done by.

So much so that Lomachenko’s manager, Egis Klimas, suggested that they would appeal the decision. With that being said, the ranking will be crucial for the following reasons.

If Haney were to vacate and move up to 140 lbs, then Lomachenko and Shakur Stevenson would face each other for the belt.

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However, if Haney were to stay at 135 lbs, then then the WBC could make him face his mandatory in Stevenson if he did not face Loma or the regular WBA champion Gervonta Davis.

As such, the boxing fans had a mixed reaction to this.

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