Former world champion in three weight categories Vasily Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) is not going to end his career after the fight against Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KOs). Our compatriot will return to the ring as soon as possible and have big fights.
This was stated in an interview with the Boxing Social YouTube channel by the promoter of the Ukrainian boxer Bob Arum. The head of Top Rank, Vasily’s business throughout his professional career, also added that he did not see Haney win over Lomachenko in the May 20 fight.
“Of course, we will see Lomachenko again on the case. We have been working with him since his first fight. In addition to the fact that I am fond of him as a boxer, we also became friends with him and his father. They are very nice people. era. I think most saw that he beat Haney. But, in the end, only the notes of the judges matter. And they gave the victory to Haney. Did I see Haney win? No, I did not see it, “said Arum.
Recall that the lightweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Haney – Lomachenko went through all 12 rounds and ended with a unanimous decision of the judges 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 in favor of the American. It should be noted that the referee’s notes published after the fight caused heated debate among experts and fans.
Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev said that fans cursed the judges as they left the hall after Haney’s victory. In addition, the statistics of the blows of the fight confirm that the Ukrainian won at least five rounds. In Russia, one of the journalists called boxing from Lomachenko in a duel a shame.
On the eve it became known that Vasily Lomachenko was suspended from boxing after the fight. Devin Haney himself attacked the Ukrainian boxer with insults.
The team of our compatriot demands that international organizations declare a mandatory revenge. For his part, Lomachenko expressed confidence that it would be difficult for him to fight again for the title of absolute world champion.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, American coach Teofimo Lopez Sr. called the result of the Lomachenko-Haney fight a shame for boxing. He also compared the referees of the fight to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
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