Devin Haney And Vasiliy Lomachenko Fight Up In Air
After defending his undisputed lightweight championship against George Kambosos Jr in a rematch on October 15, it is uncertain whether Devin Haney will take on Vasily Lomachenko.
Based on how Haney performs in his fight against Kambosos, the fight will remain up in the air.
“To add to that, my main focus right now is George Kambosos. After I’m victorious, I’m going to leave it up to my dad to let him choose and let him see how I look,” said Haney.
“He’s been there since day one and knows me better than anybody. So if he feels like I’m fit enough and my weight is good, and I can stay and fight [Lomachenko at lightweight], then I’ll do it. It’s all up to my dad. my coach, and we’ll see what’s next.”
“Right now, my main focus is George Kambosos and going back to Australia and doing it once again to perform at a top level once again as best as I can,” said Haney.
Haney was given the title shot after Lomachenko was stuck in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion. Lomachenko and unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk were both in their native land and had applied for separate territorial defenses.
Usyk, however, left the country early to begin his training camp for his rematch against Anthony Joshua. He won by split decision.
Lomachenko returned to the U.S. last week and is reportedly set to fight in October against Jamaine Ortiz.
Haney’s father, Bill Haney, also spoke on the Haney and Lomachenko fight.
“For Vasily Lomachenko to come to the United States to overcome everything he’s done to get in the ring,” said Bill Haney.
“These guys are warriors. Lomachenko is a good fighter, but I know there’s something special about Devin. But right now, we have George Kambosos on the menu for October 16th, and that’s what it is.
“Our focus is 100% on him and Devin making history. This is a historic fight for Devin in the sense that no one in the four-belt era other than Pernell Whitaker has ever gotten the belts and defended them,” Bill added.