Former three-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasily Lomachenko wants revenge with undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney, before facing Shakur Stevenson. Lomachenko feels wronged by what he views as a bad decision against Haney, and wants to make things right before entertaining any other fight offers.
"@ShakurStevenson thank you! I am ok! But I'm sorry I have unfinished business with @Realdevinhaney," tweeted Lomachenko to Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney.
Stevenson was quick to respond with a quote tweet with the following.
"I understand champ but if he ducks u like he’s ducking me it only make sense for us to get it in," retorted Stevenson on Twitter.
Currently, the lightweight division is on hold as Haney, who is now a promotional free agent after his win over Vasiliy Lomachenko, has yet to announce his next move both in terms of the promoter he will work with and whether Haney wants to campaign at lightweight or junior welterweight next. Haney has expressed interest in possibly fighting Regis Prograis, the WBC junior welterweight champion, as well as Shakur Stevenson - but nothing has been announced or even speculated to be close to being done.
Lomachenko's team headed by his father and manager, Egis Klimas have publicly stated that they have sent letters to the governing bodies to push for a rematch between Haney and Lomachenko - and Lomachenko's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank Inc., told Lomachenko at the press conference that he felt Lomachenko won the fight. If Haney moves up the titles will be vacant which could set the stage for a WBC lightweight world title fight between Shakur Stevenson and Vasiliy Lomachenko, but only time will tell if that happens.
"Yoo @VasylLomachenko Nothing but respect champ u deserved them belts I hope u healed up and everything is all good wit you.. I think it’s time for a REAL high skill level chess I’m ready for a big fight champ let’s make something happen," tweeted Stevenson.