Haney’s three-fight deal with Top Rank concluded with his fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko, as the American defended his undisputed titles with a unanimous-decision win.
As of now, there are no clear signs as to whether Haney will re-sign with Top Rank. There are still question marks over whether his future lies at 135 lbs or if he will move up to 140.
But in an attempt to make him stay at 135, Arum made it clear that he wanted Haney to face Stevenson, especially if a rematch with Loma was not forthcoming.
“He can stay at 135 and maybe fight a rematch [with Vasyl Lomachenko], or he can say to me, ‘Hey, the guy I want that is a tremendous fighter and would do a lot of business’ is Shakur Stevenson. I like them all,” Arum
But the chances of that happening are very slim. Haney’s win over Loma was controversial, to say the least, with the majority of the boxing community feeling that he came second best.
Not only that, but a bout with Stevenson poses a high-risk, low-reward fight, especially with the presence of Gervonta Davis as the ‘cash cow’ in the division.
Time will tell how Haney proceeds moving forward.