It’s getting closer.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum revealed that Vasiliy Lomachenko and Devin Haney have “committed” to their undisputed lightweight title fight. Haney currently holds all four belts while Lomachenko is seeking a second chance to become champion, but the first shot at becoming an undisputed champion.
“That fight’s going to happen,” Arum said.
Haney and Lomachenko’s respective teams have been negotiating the anticipated matchup since the beginning of November.
Earlier this month, Bill Haney, the father and trainer of Devin, told Fight Hype that he thinks it’ll be made official soon.
Haney was ringside for Lomachenko’s comeback win against Jamaine Ortiz in October. Haney said he wasn’t impressed, but still wanted the fight, and Lomachenko agreed.
Last week, the bout looked to be in doubt after Haney tweeted frustrations about Top Rank reportedly wanting to push his fight to May, though Haney asked to have the bout happen before Ramadan, which takes place between March 22 and April 21.
Haney is coming off of two consecutive wins against George Kambosos Jr, who he upset back in June to unify the lightweight division.
Lomachenko once held the three belts, but lost them to Teofimo Lopez in an upset loss in 2020.