Promoter Bob Arum (Top Rank) plans to officially announce the date and venue of the fight for all lightweight titles this week – the current champion American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) will fight with the former division leader Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs). ).
words Aruma, “The fight is tentatively scheduled for the end of May. Now we are trying to determine where it is best to hold it. I hope that by the end of the week we will announce the fight officially.”
Earlier, rumors spread that the parties stalled during the negotiations – Haney wants concessions from Lomachenko. Which ones? The experts know.
Arum did not say anything about this, but admitted that if the Ukrainian won, he had already prepared an opponent for him: “Shakur Stevenson will hold an eliminator fight according to the WBC. If Haney beats Lomachenko, then he will most likely rise higher. But Vasily, in the event of a victory over Devin, will remain in lightweight and fight Shakur. It will be a great fight.”
It is possible that Arum would like to see the victory of the Ukrainian – immediately after this fight, Haney’s contract expires with Top Rank.
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