The Ukrainian lost to the American in a controversial unanimous decision with the boxing community feeling that Loma should have been given the decision.
In response, Lomachenko’s team indicated their intention to appeal the decision. This led to suggestions that a rematch could occur to remove all doubt.
Although that may have been the case, Haney expressed that he had not promised the three-division champion a rematch.
Therefore, if a Haney-Loma bout cannot be made once again, then Stevenson is ready to face the Ukrainian.
Change in plans!!!!
What y’all think of this potential fight?
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“Yo Vasily Lomachenko. Nothing but respect champ, deserved them belts, I hope [you get] healed up and everything is all good with you.
“I think it’s time for a real high skill level chess I’m ready for a big fight champ, let’s make something happen,” Stevenson
As of now, there is a chance that Haney could move up to 140 pounds and face Regis Prograis for the WBC belt at junior welterweight.
Eddie Hearn confirmed that an offer has been made in that regard. And yet, Lomachenko doubled down on his desire to rematch Haney by rebuffing Stevenson’s offer.
“Shakur thank you. I am ok. But I’m sorry I have unfinished business with Devin Haney,” as Stevenson replied: “I understand champ, but if he ducks you like he’s ducking me it only makes sense for us to get it in.”