Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney will put his titles on the line against Vasyl Lomachenko on May 20 in a twelve-round bout that will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It is needless to say that this will be the biggest fight of the year as two of the best lightweight boxers collide against each other.
However, despite this fact, there isn’t a lot of hype around this undisputed title fight. This is mainly because there hasn’t been any clash of words between the two fighters. Moreover, Vasyl Lomachenko seems disinterested as he has barely promoted the fight on his social media nor has he given any interviews.
Consequently, Undisputed champion Devin Haney is unhappy with the Ukrainian’s involvement in the promotional aspect of the fight. In a recent video on his YouTube channel, Haney shared his thoughts on this matter and had some harsh words for Loma.
“Loma doesn’t want to sell the fight. I knew he would be quiet. He should. Stay quiet. He’s on his way out. Goodbye.”
Unlike the Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis bout where both the fighters had bad blood, these two lightweights don’t share any kind of hatred towards each other. Moreover, Tank and Golden Boy made headlines with their trash talk every day. Meanwhile, in this title fight, Devin is the only one who is trying to create hype. It would be interesting to see how this fight does in terms of live gate and PPV buys.
Devin Haney claims that he’s the boss of the lightweight division
While speaking in the first episode of his training camp video, Devin Haney spoke about how he has a lot to offer to the sport despite becoming an undisputed champion at the age of 24. Going into this matchup, the American lightweight is extremely confident in his skills and in this video, he made a bold claim that anyone who wants to become the best lightweight has to run through him.
“I don’t care to watch any of the guys in the lightweight division, I don’t care to focus because they have to go through me. I hold the keys to the lightweight division. Everything runs through me. I am the one that put structure into lightweight division. I’m the boss, I run the lightweight division.”
So far Devin Haney has walked the talk and has established a one-sided dominance against every single one of his opponents. He faces his toughest challenge in the form of Vasyl Lomachenko on May 20th. It would be almost undeniable that he is the best lightweight of the generation if he tackles this challenge as there would be only Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis who are undefeated.
Do let us know in the comments section who you think would win this undisputed lightweight title matchup between Haney and Lomachenko.