Lightweight Devin Haney is the man of the division. Haney went to Australia last year and defeated undisputed lightweight world champion, George Kambosos Jnr., twice. Now it appears Haney will seemingly face Vasiliy Lomachenko on May 20th, as reported by ESPN.com's Mike Coppinger, yesterday, March 10th. Keith Idec reported that Top Rank has placed a hold on the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the day, and the rumored fight is suggested to land on pay-per-view.
This news has all but been confirmed by both fighters, who have been mentioned in a potential fight dating all the way back to Haney’s win in October, after defeating George Kambosos Jnr.
Lomachenko was originally set to fight for all four world titles against George Kambosos Jnr., but due to the Russia-Ukraine war, Lomachenko opted to help in his homeland, as opposed to fighting for a world title. Lomachenko returned at the end of October last year, to defeat Jamaine Ortiz in an exciting action-packed fight.
“I see myself being dominant from round one until however long it lasts,” stated Devin Haney to Fight Hub TV. “I see myself being dominant the whole time.”
The bout would see, Haney, the man with all the belts, and who is building a great resume, facing the man in, Lomachenko, who did a lot of the heavy lifting for the belts to get unified in the first place. It is the modern great versus the legend of the era, asking the timeless question of ‘who will take that next step to immortality?’
“Yeah, we started to prepare,” said Vasyl Lomachenko to Fight Hub TV about his May 20th fight against Devin Haney. “I hope it’s May 20th like it was announced. Not yet, but we’re working on the small details.”