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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko: A Clash of Lightweight Titans Set to Shake the Boxing World


Get ready for the fight of the year as undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney and former three-division titlist Vasiliy Lomachenko are set to square off in a highly anticipated matchup on May 20. The only thing holding back the official announcement of the fight is whether it will take place in Saudi Arabia or Las Vegas.


Haney and Lomachenko have been linked to a potential fight dating back to 2019, and now it’s finally happening. The WBC semantics may have prevented the fight then, but not now, especially since both fighters are tied to Top Rank.


Haney had a remarkable 2022 by twice beating George Kambosos Jr. via dominant decisions, which moved him up several notches on the mythical list of best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Haney is ranked No. 9 on BoxingScene.com’s P4P list.


“I want to show the world my skills. I want to take on the best fighters in the world. I’ve been saying this for a while,” said Haney. “It’s about legacy. I’ve been wanting to fight Loma. I knew I could beat him back then. I still feel the same way, and I will show it.”


However, Lomachenko is not an easy opponent, despite looking shaky at times in his last fight against Jamaine Ortiz in October. The former two-time Olympic gold medalist still scored a unanimous decision in the 12-round bout. Lomachenko has rebounded since his 2020 loss to Teofimo Lopez to also beat the likes of Masayoshi Nakatani and Richard Commey.


“They say that because he had a bad performance, but one performance doesn’t define you,” said Haney. “We’re studying him off of all his fights. His best performances, his worst performances. We’re studying him all around. One performance doesn’t define you.”


The world is waiting to see who will come out on top in this highly anticipated fight. Will Haney continue his impressive streak, or will Lomachenko prove he’s still a force to be reckoned with in the ring? One thing is for sure, this fight is not to be missed.

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