Devin Haney Has ‘No Problem’ Fighting Vasiliy Lomachenko, Bob Arum Says
Bob Arum is looking to match up Devin Haney against the matrix, Vasyl Lomachenko next.
The reigning undisputed lightweight champion, Devin Haney is set to meet George Kambosos Jr. in a rematch on October 16 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
Haney triumphed over Kambosos Jr. in the Aussie man’s own backyard and is expected to repeat the same performance when the two face each other for the second time in the row.
If Haney gets past Kambosos Jr., he could be next in line against Lomachenko next. Haney’s promoter, Arum, has already had a discussion with the 23-year-old regarding the potential duel with the former champ as the Top Rank CEO believes it will be suitable for both parties.
Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) has also got another assignment on his hands as he is ready to headline against Jamaine Ortiz (16-0, 8 KOs) on October 9 on ESPN at Madison Square Garden in New York. And if he comes out on top, he will have no issues setting up a fight with the winner of Haney-Kambosos next.
“He’s fighting on October 29th against [Jamaine] Ortiz, a pretty good lightweight in the Garden, and if he’s successful there, I hope to match him against the Haney-Kambosos winner,” said Arum to Seconds out when asked about his plans for Vasyl Lomachenko.
Arum remarked that Haney is ready for this challenge if it comes his way. But Haney has left it up to his father Bill to make the decision if he’s ready for that fight or not.
“I haven’t talked to Kambosos’ people about it, but I’ve talked to Devin and Bill Haney, and that’s the fight they want,” said Arum.