Head of Top Rank Promotion Company Bob Arum
told about working on the next fight of the undisputed lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) against the former holder of three titles in this category Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs), and also expressed his opinion about the former champion in two divisions, American Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs), who now also competes in 61.2 kg.
I saw a tweet saying you have big plans for Devin Haney next year. Can you tell us the news about who and when he will fight next?
“I had dinner yesterday with Bill Haney, Devin’s father. Devin also joined us. His next fight will be against Lomachenko. We are currently working on the date and venue. But this will be his next fight. Win or lose, Devin will be a big factor in boxing. He is a great young man, a very, very good fighter. I like the way he carries himself. I like the way he fights. And with Lomachenko – he will be in the ring with the master. It will be a very interesting fight.
- Lomachenko will fly in Haney, this is 1000% ex-world champion
– You have worked with many talents such as Muhammad Ali, Pacquiao, Mayweather. How do you find Devin? It looks like he called everyone. Ryan Garcia was his mandatory challenger. He called him, but the fight did not take place. He got a fight with Kambosos, won all the titles, and now, as it were, yes, Lomachenko, go ahead! Before climbing higher. What does this say about him?
Yes, Devin has a lot of confidence, just like his father. He is a very smart, amazing young man. I like it when a fighter is confident in his abilities and ready to take on anyone.
“Another talent, a proven talent, is Shakur Stevenson. What a great year he had. What is his path? What are his plans for next year?
“Hopefully we can put him in position when he fights for the lightweight title. Because Devin will be moving up to 63.5kg soon after the Lomachenko fight and that will open up the lightweight division for Shakur. He is a huge talent. Now in general there are a lot of talented guys in boxing. And Shakur has a huge talent. Now he is followed by a huge number of people in his hometown of Newark. He will be back in March and I can’t wait to go to his fight.