Lomachenko To Haney: “If You Want A Legacy You Need To Make The Rematch”

Vasyl Lomachenko Says Devin Haney Needs To Make The Rematch

Vasyl Lomachenko doubts Devin Haney takes the rematch
Vasyl Lomachenko (L), Devin Haney

Vasyl Lomachenko Doubts Devin Haney Will Make the Rematch

Three-divisional champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (17-3, 11KO) is positive a rematch with undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (30-0, 15KO) won’t happen.

The boxing world continues to chime in their opinions on the results of Haney narrowly defeating Lomachenko on May 20. Several fighters, fans, and pundits feel there should be a rematch to right a wrong as they believe the Ukrainian got robbed.


While speaking with EsNews, Hi-Tech said he doesn’t believe the rematch will happen, claiming that fear will keep Haney from running it back.

“I think it never happens. I think it never happens because I think they are scared. But I don’t think, I’m sure he’s scared because he understands he lost the fight.”

Lomachenko would end his statement by using The Dream’s words against him on wanting a legacy.

“Before the fight, he was talking about legacy. But if you want a legacy, you need to make the rematch.”

The three-divisional champion is right – the rematch more than likely won’t happen. Haney seems to be gearing up for a fight at junior welterweight against two-time champion Regis Prograis.

There is a silver lining for Lomachenko as the WBC put him in the number one spot, per request from manager Egis Klimas. This means a fight with number two-ranked Shakur Stevenson could be for the vacant title.

In this author’s opinion, it was a close fight with plenty of swing rounds that could have gone either way. As of the writing of this article, Haney has not given up any of the titles.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."