Devin Haney Can’t Wait To Prove He is Superior To Vasyl Lomachenko
Next up for undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) is a battle against multi-divisional champion Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) on May 20. Haney looks forward to facing someone many observers once considered the best overall boxer in the sport.
READY TO GET TO WORK
The current king of 135 is in Saudia Arabia to support fellow Muslim and newly crowned WBC cruiserweight champion Badou Jack. During an interview with media source iD Boxing, Haney talked about how he’s looking forward to his upcoming fight with Loma.
“I’m excited for it . . . I can’t wait to get back home and get back into the gym and get back to prepare.”
Lomachenko made his return to the ring in October 2022 with a unanimous decision win over Jamaine Ortiz. On paper, Loma represents Haney’s most daunting task as a pro. In assessing his upcoming showdown, Haney believes the fight could go a multitude of ways.
“Styles make fights. I could easily go in there and make the fight easy and win easy, or it could be a tough, back-and-forth fight. We gotta see. Styles make fights.”
BELIEVING HE’S THE SUPERIOR FIGHTER
Currently ranked eighth in the 3kingsboxing.com Top Ten fighter rankings, the undisputed champion feels he is the best at 135. Haney has wanted a fight against Lomachenko for years. Now he gets the opportunity to finally get him in the ring. Whether it’s a tactical chess match or a war, in the end, The Dream is confident he will be announced, “and still”, the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.
“I’ve been calling him out – back in 2019, 2020. So, I definitely feel like he is tailor-made for me, and I will show it.”