The American puts his undisputed titles on the line when he faces the Ukrainian on May 20th, 2023.
While Haney is the much bigger fighter, with the physical attributes on his side, Lopez does not see that as having an impact.
Lopez is fully aware of Lomachenko having beaten him on October 20th, 2020, before he went on to lose to George Kambosos Jr.
Although Lomachenko has not looked the same since then, having taken a break due to the Ukrainian war as well as his far-from-impressive performance against Jamaine Ortiz, Lopez has backed the ‘Matrix’ to beat Haney.
“I got Lomachenko winning this fight.
“The only reason why I say it is that it’s just the punch IQ this man throws. He will get you tired.
“Even though Devin has the conditioning for it, you’ve got to commit, you can’t play defence with Loma.
“I don’t think Devin has that dog in him to do it,” Lopez (The DAZN Boxing Show)
Moving on to things closer to home, Lopez has to overcome Josh Taylor in his next fight on June 10th, 2023, at Madison Square Garden.
Their longstanding feud has upped the ante for the fight, with Lopez knowing that victory would give him a win over the former undisputed Taylor and get the WBO belt.
“Of course (Taylor) motivates me. I’m tired of hearing that, but what happens when I beat Josh Taylor? Oh, that’s the guy that beat all the great champs. He went after all of them.”