Haney Looks to Cement his Legacy with a Dominant Win Over Vasyl Lomachenko
Undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) is less than a week away from his highly anticipated May 20 showdown against three-division champion Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs). Taking place in Las Vegas on ESPN pay-per-view, Haney believes this upcoming contest will cement his legacy.
PLENTY IS ON THE LINE
During an interview on The Last Stand podcast, Haney told podcast host Brian Custer that he’s looking forward to facing Lomachenko. Haney talked about what it would mean were he to defeat Loma.
“This is a huge fight for me and my career. It’s a fight that I’ve been wanting for three or four years now. This fight solidifies me. It proves that I am the guy, and proves that I am one of the best fighters in the world . . . For me to defeat him will be everything to me, and that’s what I look forward to do May 20.”
Lomachenko is lauded for his high level of skill and unique fighting style. At one time, he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. While that is no longer the case, Lomachanko is a dangerous guy capable of beating anyone at 135. To many, he is still considered a high-level fighter.
Haney won the undisputed lightweight title in June 2022 with a unanimous decision victory over George Kambosos Jr. In his last outing, Haney successfully defended the belts with another unanimous decision win in a rematch with Kambosos in October 2022.
MAKING HIS INTENTIONS CLEAR
But Devin Haney is far from satisfied and not resting on his laurels. He wants to be a force in boxing for years to come and be one of the faces of the sport. In his mind, the path to greatness continues by putting on a dominant performance against Lomachenko on May 20.
“I look to go in there and dominate. Not only win, but make a statement. Show the world how great I am. Give the fans a great fight and show them that I’m levels above . . . I’m here to stay on top for a long, long time.”