Devin Haney

Devin Haney undisputed lightweight championship against Vasyl Lomachenko

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Devin Haney will put his undisputed lightweight world titles on the line in 2023 in a super fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko. The 24-year-old American fighter both won and defended the titles against George Kambosos Jr in Australia last October.

Devin Haney will have problems making the 135-lb limit for the title defense of his undisputed lightweight championship against Vasyl Lomachenko if the contest is delayed until May.

Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) has Ramadan from March 22 to April 21st, and, likely, it’ll be difficult for him to make weight afterward because he’ll want to eat well.

Devin Haney

Haney and Lomachenko have met once previously, after the Ukrainian’s most recent win against Jamaine Ortiz at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Devin says he prefers the combat with Lomachenko earlier than Ramadan, which means he desires the match to arise in February or early to mid-March. That works for Haney however doesn’t work for the quickly-to-be 35-12 months-old Loma.

Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) needs time to get the remaining ring rust out of his system due to the near-year layoff while serving in the armed forces in Ukraine for the ongoing war.

Although Loma lower back to the ring remaining October for a combat in opposition to Jamaine Ortiz, he appeared rusty, and his conditioning turned into less than it have been in his preceding combat towards Richard Commey in December 2021.

It’s pretty viable that this can be the ultimate combat for Haney at light-weight, that is a pity because there are large question marks approximately his viability at mild welterweight whilst he’s forced to transport up in weight.

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Haney lacks power, and his punch resistance isn’t wherein it desires to be for him to take the solid pictures he’ll be getting automatically hit with via the a hundred and forty-pounders.

Further, Haney doesn’t possess Mayweather-like hand velocity or reflexes to avoid getting hit via his opponents. As such, while Haney moves as much as one hundred forty, his probabilities of persisted profession fulfillment will be dependent on slick in shape-making by using his promoters to hold him away from the gifted fighters and best matching him in opposition to fallacious men with little power.

“Haney and Lomachenko have been speakme with Top Rank for weeks, but there’s nevertheless no deal. Haney raised an trouble on Twitter, announcing that he wanted the combat earlier than Ramadan since he’ll need to speedy,” stated Mike Coppinger to ESPN approximately undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney.

“Ramadan runs from March 22 to April 21, which can push the fight to May if it takes place after the observance duration. It should avert Haney from staying on the weight even longer as he grows into his electricity and eyes a pass to 140 kilos later inside the year.”

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Lomachenko will be turning 35 years vintage on February seventeenth, and he’s slowing down as a long way as his hand & foot velocity. It wasn’t just ring rust that brought on Lomachenko to look sluggish on his ft in his recent combat in opposition to his former sparring companion Jamaine Ortiz on October 29th.

That fight showed that Lomachenko has lost each hand & foot speed, and he’s going to not get that returned, regardless of how a whole lot time he’s taking in schooling camp. That’s an age-associated trouble that Lomachenko has now.

If Loma loses this fight, he wishes to remember transferring backpedal in weight to one hundred thirty or 126 due to the fact if he can’t beat Haney, he’ll have as many troubles in fights against pinnacle lightweights like Shakur Stevenson, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Frank Martin.

“I think it’s a great fight. It all depends on how much ring rust Loma knocked off and how well Devin makes the weight again,” said super featherweight contender Albert Bell to Fighthype, when asked about his thoughts on Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko fight.

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