Haney on Lomachenko fight: ‘I’ll show you how much I’m above his levels’


The absolute lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) is invited as a guest to the promotion of the boxing show in Saudi Arabia Jake Paul – Tommy Fury.

After the weigh-in of the fighters, Devin gave
interview for an American journalist. Haney commented on the organization of his fight against the former holder of three titles from Ukraine Vasily Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) and spoke about the future fight between famous American fighters Gervonta Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) and Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs). KO).

You are on everyone’s mind because there is talk that we will soon see you here in Saudi Arabia climbing through the ropes as the undisputed champion against Vasyl Lomachenko.

– Yes, with God’s help, now this is the goal – for the battle to take place here. But we don’t know yet. It’s not certain yet, but we’ll find out soon enough.

– I know that you wanted this fight for a long time. Probably, many times imagined how it would happen. But did you imagine that it would be held at such a level in Saudi Arabia?

“I never imagined that. But we don’t know it yet, it’s still up in the air. I hope everything will be. I’m definitely for it.

“The whole world is now watching this week in boxing and all of us in boxing will see what Skill Challenge Entertainment will bring to boxing. Prince Khalid has his own vision of sports and production. You have boxed all over the world with the best of the best. Now you are one of the best. How does that look to you as a fighter?

– It looks amazing. This is a huge platform for any fighter. Let’s hope I fight here next.

Why Haney vs Lomachenko hasn’t been announced yet? The champion has the answer.

– As for your improvement as a fighter, who will Lomachenko meet in the ring? Perhaps he should have taken this fight earlier?

“I told him a long time ago. Fight me now because it will only get worse. Now I am a completely different kind of fighter. I am a much more mature fighter now than I was when I challenged him years and years ago. Although I still think that I would have beaten him. But now I want to show how much I am above his levels at this time in my career.

“We already know that Ryan Garcia and Tank Davis have agreed terms. It looks like April 22 is the date for the fight in Las Vegas. How do you see this fight going?

“I think it’s a good fight. I don’t know. I mean, Ryan has physical attributes: he’s taller, bigger and whatever. But Tank has experience. He’s tested, he’s tested himself a lot more than Ryan. This is a good fight. I mean, the safe choice is the Tank. But I just think it will be a good fight.

– What will be the difference? What sets these guys apart and gives the Tank an edge?

— His experience. He’s verified. He proved it every time. We didn’t actually see Ryan do it. His biggest fight to date is with Luke Campbell and he fell in that fight. But you never really know. You cannot prove who you are until you are given the opportunity. So this is his opportunity.