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Devin Haney fined $25,000 for pushing Lomachenko at the weigh ins

The biggest victory of Devin Haney's career thus far wasn't free.

Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney received a $25,000 punishment for his behaviour at the weigh-in preceding their fight on May 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. With a two-handed shove on the previous three-division champion, Haney ended their customary stare-off, prompting the Nevada State Athletic Commission to deduct 10% of his reported $4,000,000 fight fee at the time.

During its monthly agenda hearing on Tuesday at state headquarters in Las Vegas, the commission unanimously decided to punish the current champion but not to suspend him. The remaining funds in his wallet, less $25,000 and $326 in further legal fees, will be made public along with Tuesday's decision.

Haney successfully defended his totally unified lightweight belt by outlasting Lomachenko in their actual fight on May 20 by majority decision. In the main event of their ESPN Pay-Per-View event, judges Tim Cheatham (115-113), Dave Moretti (116-112), and David Sutherland (115-113) all gave Haney victories.

Some viewers, as well as Lomachenko and his crew, criticised the conclusion. Haney gave a reciprocal response, calling the Ukrainian southpaw a "f------ sore loser."

Haney disclosed in the same tweet where he reprimanded Lomachenko that the commission withdrew $400,000 from his claimed purse after the bout.

“Get this [privileged] sore loser out of boxing,” Haney said of his longtime divisional rival. “[He] makes excuses as he goes! Take your [loss] like a man & stop crying.

“It was set up for you to win for the 3rd time in your career & you failed! Tell the commission give me my 400k back for that push.”


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