Former world champion in three weight categories Vasily Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) warmly congratulated the Russian Sergey Kovalev (35-4-1, 29 KOs) immediately after the fight with Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KOs). A representative of the aggressor country, who has been living in the United States for a long time, personally came to support the boxer from Belgorod-Dnestrovsky.
The corresponding frames were published on the Top Rank Boxing YouTube channel. The promotional company dealing with Lomachenko’s affairs in his first fight in the professional ring showed the merits of the duel for the title of undisputed world lightweight champion.
The video shows that when Vasily returned to the locker room, he met Kovalev in the under-tribune rooms of the arena. Boxers were glad to see each other and embraced.
It is worth noting that after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Kovalev advocated peace in our country, but did not condemn the aggression of his country. After the Lomachenko-Haney fight, he told how the fans cursed the referees of the fight.
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.
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 demanded that international organizations declare a mandatory revenge. In turn, 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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