Vasiliy Lomachenko Considers Himself Undefeated Ahead of Devin Haney Bout
Vasiliy Lomachenko may officially have two losses on his professional record, but in his mind, he’s still undefeated. The Ukrainian boxer, who is set to face off against undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney on May 20, said in a recent interview that he doesn’t think he’s ever lost a fight in his career.
“In my mind, I didn’t lose a fight in professional boxing. That’s why I sleep very well. In my mind, I’m undefeated. If you understand boxing,” Lomachenko said.
The 35-year-old fighter’s confidence may stem from his impressive amateur career, where he tallied 396 wins and just one loss, which he later avenged twice. However, since moving up to 135 pounds, Lomachenko has struggled to maintain his dominance.
Lomachenko’s last fight, against Jamaine Ortiz, was a close call, with the Ukrainian narrowly taking a unanimous decision victory. And while he may be viewed as the underdog going into his bout against Haney, Lomachenko is determined to prove himself once again.
“This is my second chance, and I will try my best. Thank you to Team Haney for the opportunity. We are all prepared for this,” Lomachenko said.
The Lomachenko-Haney fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be available on ESPN+ pay-per-view.