Devin Haney On Fighting Lomachenko: “I Wanted The Fight Now!”

Haney on Lomachenko: "I’m the champ, I don’t have to wait on no one!"

Collage of Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney
Vasyl Lomachenko (Credit: Top Rank) | Devin Haney (Credit: Getty Images)

Devin Haney Wants Vasyl Lomachenko to Fight Now, Not Later!

Undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15KOs) appears headed towards a rematch with former unified champion “Ferocious” George Kambosos (20-1, 10KOs). Back in June, Haney easily defeated Kambosos in his backyard in Australia. However, if it was up to The Dream, his preferred choice of opponent next would be three-division world champion Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko (16-2, 11KOs).

There’s no secret that Haney has been chasing a fight with Lomachenko for the last few years. He was almost certain to face then-number one mandatory WBC challenger Luke Campbell for the full title when he was the interim WBC champion. However, Lomachenko would intercept the opportunity from Haney and face Campbell, which he would go on to win. In the aftermath, he would be elevated to franchise champion, while Haney would be elevated to full champion.


Recently, Bob Arum stated that if Haney was to defeat Kambosos again in the rematch, a fight with Lomachenko was a possibility. However, it also hinges on whether or not Loma can get permission to leave Ukraine where he’s been helping his country in their war with Russia and fight a tuneup bout. This was to the dismay of Haney, who hit back, stating he wanted the fight now, not later. He would also say that he’s the champion and he doesn’t have to wait on anyone.


Unfortunately for him, a deal is a deal, especially a signed one. Prior to his fight with Kambosos, he signed a two-fight deal, which included a rematch clause in the event of a Kambosos’ loss, as well as the second fight having to take place again in Australia. So, while Haney may be the main man in the division, he’s at the mercy of the contract he signed before fighting Kambosos. As unattractive as a rematch with Ferocious is, it’s the cards he must play since it’s the deal he signed.

Unless he can get Kambosos to step aside and get Lomachenko to agree to fight him this year, It appears that The Dream is headed back down under later this year.

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