Where will the Haney-Lomachenko fight take place? The absolute champion has the answer


The current and former lightweight leaders, American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) and Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs), will meet in a head-to-head fight in the first half of next year. At stake will be the title of absolute world champion, the current owner of which is an American.

words Haney, the fight with Lomachenko may not take place in the USA: “3 arenas claim to host our fight. This Madison Square Garden in NYC, T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas or an arena in Saudi Arabia. When will the fight take place? Let’s wait and see. At first I said that I would refuse the fight if they scheduled it after Ramadan (March), but then I decided that if they want to fight in May, then let it be May.

Haney believes that Lomachenko did not look very good in the last fight against Jemaine Ortiz: “Firstly, he returned from the war zone. Yes, his performance was not very good. But you need to understand that in fact most of the fans did not know anything about the level of his opponent. It is possible that Vasily did not manage to get ready for a fight the way he would have done it against a more eminent fighter. Well, I think we have to pay tribute to Ortiz – he was good, he gave a great fight. It was affected by the fact that earlier they sparred a lot. It was evident that Jemaine knew what to expect from Vasily.

The other day Jemaine Ortiz named the favorite in the fight between Haney and Lomachenko. And the ex-world champion has no doubt that Vasily will fly into Devin, this is 1000%.