Haney Denies Making A Decision Over A Loma Rematch

Devin Haney has denied claims that he had made a decision about facing Vasiliy Lomachenko in a rematch.

The undisputed lightweight champion beat the Ukrainian in a controversial unanimous-decision win, as the majority of the boxing community felt that ‘Loma’ should have been given the decision.

As such, the calls for a rematch emerged when Loma’s team had stated they would appeal the decision.

Since then, Haney has promised to run it back against anyone if it made sense from a financial point of view.

This would require the ‘Dream’ to receive a bigger purse than the reported 60-40 split that was given in the first fight. But as of now, this appears unlikely. 

“I never said I wouldn’t fight him again. My dad said I’d never fight him again. I never said I would, or I wouldn’t fight him again. I’ll fight anybody if it makes sense and everything aligns, and it makes sense.

“One thing about me, if I can beat somebody once, I can beat them twice. Nothing’s come across my table that makes sense yet, but if it does, then it does,” Haney

This naturally begs the question: what are Haney’s next steps? Well, a fight with Shakur Stevenson looks unlikely, as Haney refuses to budge on his 25 percent offer which was not well received.

Meanwhile, a mega fight with Gervonta Davis is off the table as ‘Tank’ serves a prison sentence for violating the terms of his house arrest.

Therefore, there is a chance that Haney could move up to 140 lbs to fight Regis Prograis. And with so many options, Haney is in the driving seat. 

 

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