Vasyl Lomachenko Says Devin Haney Carries All The Pressure on Fight Night
Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) will attempt to return to world championship glory on May 20 when he faces the reigning undisputed world lightweight champion Devin Haney (29-0, 15) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Free of any doubts or pressure, Loma believes he has nothing to lose and that the defending champion has all the pressure on him.
During an interview with Boxing News, Lomachenko said he’s in good spirits and can’t wait for fight night. At age 35, this could be Lomachenko’s last attempt to win a world title. When asked whether he feels any extra pressure to win, the fighter from Ukraine said the following:
“Not like Haney. I have losses in my [record]. Right now, I’m not losing anything . . . But from his side, he [loses] four belts, he [loses the] zero from his [record]. I think he’s [more nervous] than me.”
LET YOUR FISTS DO THE TALKING
During prefight interviews, Haney has said that this upcoming contest is personal. The undisputed lightweight champion has accused Lomachenko of being a dirty fighter and promised to give him a beating. Lomachenko is not worried about the taunts. To him, all that matters is what happens in the ring once the bell rings.
But if there’s been one lingering question that has been asked of Lomachenko, it is age. Coming off a less-than-stellar performance against Jamaine Ortiz in October 2022, some question if Lomachenko is a fighter in decline. The three-division champion is motivated by the cynics.
“It’s just opinion from people. […] [You can answer or shut mouths, then prove who [you are] . . . Do your best. It will be answered for all questions.”
Haney – Lomachenko is one of the more anticipated bouts of this year, pitting two of the most skilled fighters in the sport. It’s also the classic matchup of the older veteran in Lomachenko versus a 25-year-old undisputed champion who is young and burning with hunger.