Devin Haney Says Vasyl Lomachenko Should Have Faced Him Sooner
Undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (29-0, 15KO) is looking to put the hurt on three-divisional champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (17-2, 11KO) in their upcoming Pay-Per-View showdown in Las Vegas on May 20.
It was always a foregone conclusion that after defeating George Kambosos Jr in the rematch, The Dream was going to fight Lomchenko. The undisputed champion has taken to social media to deliver the official announcement.
The history between these two fighters goes back to 2019 when Haney wanted to fight then-unified champion Lomachenko. Haney was on the heels of fighting Hi-Tech before the WBC swooped in, placing the now nonexistent Franchise tag on the Ukrainian.
Boxing fans witnessed both fighters engage in a war of words on social media. The Dream quickly clapped back at Lomachenko for trying to question his accolades and merit of being a champion. Fast forward to the present day and look at how the tables have turned. Haney is the top dog of the division going up against a beltless Lomachenko.
DEVIN HANEY HAS A WARNING FOR LOMACHENKO
During an interview with FightHype, the undisputed champion claimed it was a mistake not fighting him in the past because pain awaits the three-divisional champion when they meet.
“Every camp, I feel stronger and stronger. My body is maturing. I’m getting bigger, getting stronger, I’m getting older. So, my man strength is coming in . . . that’s why a long time ago I said, ‘Loma needs to fight me now because it’s only going to get worse’.
Now he’s fighting me in 2023 . . . the world will see finally. What I would have (done) to him, it’s going to be even worse this time.”
Haney is riding a wave of confidence, and rightfully so, as everything is clicking at the right time.