Promoter Bob Arum (Top Rank) dispelled rumors that the undisputed lightweight champion American Devin Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) would refuse to fight the ex-division hegemon Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs).
words boss Top Rank, he already had preliminary conversations with the champion team about this fight: “I discussed the fight against Lomachenko with Devin and his father Bill. And they assured me that they themselves want this fight.”
However, Arum urges fans to stay calm as “Lomachenko will fight a very good lightweight Jemaine Ortiz on October 29th. And if he passes it, then I plan to make him an absolute title fight with the winner of the rematch between Haney and George Kambosos. Will the Australian accept the fight with the Ukrainian? I haven’t discussed it with him yet…
In early September, the expert said: Calm down, there will be no fight between Haney and Lomachenko. And the manager of the Ukrainian believes that it will not be easy for Vasily with Devin, but he needs to take all the titles and fight with Tank.