The American is the current undisputed champion, having won and defended his titles against George Kambosos Jr. In contrast, Lomachenko is a three-division champion looking to finally become undisputed.
Haney’s height and reach advantage has been seen as a key factor in negating Lomachenko’s angles. With that being said, Haney has been declared a 3:1 favorite.
Despite having an action-packed card, Haney and Lomachenko could have fought a lot earlier. Haney was initially set to fight Lomachenko as a mandatory challenger.
Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko: Undercard, Date, Time, Tickets
— Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko Live (@ppvtvs) May 14, 2023
However, Lomachenko’s team chose to avoid the fight. As a result, Haney was awarded the WBC belt.
Later, Lomachenko was declared the WBC franchise champion, which meant that Haney’s opportunity to compete for the title was eliminated.
In contrast, Haney’s stock has only risen, having beaten Kambosos twice in his own backyard. That is why the American has warned the Ukrainian that he may have missed a trick.
“(You) should have fought me four years ago. Now, it’s only going to get worse,” Haney
Social Media Reaction
Loma will get retired by Devin Haney !
— willie isaiah mcneil (@mcneilisaiah1) May 15, 2023
Loma haney. Never felt this nervous since teo/loma
— Jstone (@Stickthatjab) May 14, 2023