Former world champion in three weight categories, American James Toney spoke with a local journalist.
commented the fight of the absolute lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) against the former owner of three titles Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs), which is tentatively scheduled for May 20. According to Tony, this is a duel with a predetermined winner – Devin Haney. The ex-champion also spoke about a possible meeting between Haney and former undisputed lightweight champion American Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs).
– We have a Haney-Lomachenko fight ahead of us. What do you think of this fight?
– Yes. Haney will kill this kid! Not only knockout, but also shoot. No matter what Lomachenko tries to do, it won’t work. Lomachenko is still an amateur boxer. I watched some reporters – they don’t know shit about boxing.
“So you won’t be fooled.
“I don’t want anything bad, but don’t talk nonsense. What the **** 395 fights? I have 33, so what? I won mine by knockouts. It doesn’t matter what was in the amateurs, what is important is what is in the professionals. You saw him fight another good guy, Teofimo. And after that there were excuses that he was injured.
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Devin looked very emaciated on the scale last time. What do you think of his fight against Teofimo? How will it pass?
“It will be a hell of a fight. They are both great boxers. Teofimo hits harder and Devin will make sure he can’t throw his punches.
So who is your favorite in this fight?
— I like them both. I hope it will be a draw.