Vasiliy Lomachenko: I Never Received An Offer To Fight Devin Haney

Vasiliy Lomachenko claims he never got an offer to share the ring with Devin Haney.

Rumblings of Lomachenko vs. Haney started when the two went back-and-forth on social media. Haney questioned where Lomachenko has gone since his defeat at the hands of Teofimo Lopez back in October. “Loma” wasn’t shy in his response.

Haney: Where the [expletive] Loma at?

Lomachenko: I’m here! I’m waiting for you cowards to decide on a real fight, and not on a Twitter fight.

Haney: Waiting is not your best bet. I would think you learned that from the Teo fight.

Lomachenko: Waiting is your favorite action because you still haven’t fought with anyone.

Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum was well aware of the social media banter and he appeared on Barbershop Conversations to discuss the potential matchup (via Boxing Scene).

“Loma vs Haney? That’s a fight we would certainly consider. That’d be a really good fight. There’s a lot of good fights for Loma… Loma can fight maybe Ryan Garcia. Or, if he wants to go down, maybe Oscar Valdez is a great match for Loma.”

Haney is now expected to defend the WBC Lightweight gold against Jorge Linares next. Speaking to SnowQueenLA, Lomachenko claimed he never received an offer to fight Haney (h/t Michael Benson).

“We did not receive any offers from Devin Haney… In my opinion, he only remembered me after he signed the contract with Linares. He was trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes… Devin, stop lying. Tell Eddie Hearn to send a contract.”

Lomachenko is still expressing interest in the fight, whether it happens while he’s still with Top Rank or he has to fight Haney as a Matchroom fighter.

“Either Bob can negotiate with Eddie and make it happen [before] April 2022 while I’m still with Top Rank, or I have to wait a year, get out of the contract and then fight Haney.”

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