The hangover from the fight between Devin Haney (17-3-0, 11 KO) and Vasyl Lomachenko (30-0-0, 15 KO) continues. The American prevailed last morning from Saturday to Sunday for a controversial unanimous decision against the Ukrainian at the MGM in Las Vegas. Loma burst into tears when he left the ring and his manager, Egis Klimas, assured that they would appeal the loss. haney retained undisputed lightweight title and He let it be seen that he would go up in category. “To close at 135 (pounds), what better than against Lomachenko,” he declared after the fight.
Devin Haney retained his belts, but not without controversy. His unanimous decision victory was more than questioned by his rival, the public and many characters in the world of boxing. Knoll he gave a great performance that went unrecognized. But all this commotion did not matter to the American, who celebrated the victory and made it clear that he was still “number one”.
In the post-meeting interview, Haney dropped (to boos from the crowd) that this could be his last fight at lightweight.. “For me, making weight has always been very difficult at 135 (pounds), and to close what better than against Lomachenko”, declared the champion. But he hasn’t totally said goodbye. It sounded for a long time (and continues to sound) a fight with Gervonta Davis (29-0-0, 27). A clash that has caught the attention of fans. “Let’s see what happens. Maybe with a good fight I would continue at 135 (pounds). I have to see with my team what would be an interesting fight, there is Gervonta Davis, ”she replied when asked about her future.
Tank It comes from winning the fight that has raised the most expectations so far this year. Knocked out Ryan Garcia in the seventh round (23-1-0, 19 KO) in a fight in which he showed who was the better of both after many months of tension. After many run-ins with the law and a three-month house arrest sentence, the champion in three weight classes is the main opponent for Haney.
But he is not the only one who wants to get into the ring to snatch his belts. Shakur Stevenson (20-0-0, 10 KOs) challenged Haney after the Lomachenko bout. The former featherweight and super featherweight champion made the jump to lightweight in a big way, defeating Japan’s Shuichiro Yoshino (16-1-0, 12 KOs) by sixth-round TKO last month, and now he’s aiming high. Shakur stepped into the ring to face Haney, who assured him that he was “number one.” “For nowStevenson replied.