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.