The undisputed WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight champion, Devin Haney, and former unified lightweight champion and three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko finally meet for the undisputed lightweight championship. The bout will take place on 20 May 2023 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both fighters have been on the radar of each other since 2019, when instead of fighting Haney, Lomachencko opted to be named the WBC "franchise champion," leading to accusations of "ducking" Devin Haney.
Boxing: WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight championship
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Where to watch: PPV ESPN+
Date: 21.05.2023. 04.00
In June 2022, American Devin Haney defeated Aussie George Kambosos Jr. to become the first undisputed lightweight champion in the four-belt era. This feat completed the amazing arc of the young fighter who started boxing at seven and, in October 2019, had been elevated to the WBC lightweight champion to become the youngest world champion in boxing. The 24-year-old San Francisco native is undefeated with fifteen wins by KO.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 24
- Height: 5' 8"
- Reach: 71"
- Record: 29-0-0
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I'll tell you this. I will never lose to a white boy in my life. I don't care what nobody got to say. Fight a white boy 10 times; I'm going to beat him 10 times.
Devin Haney (speaking about Vasiliy Lomachenko in April 2020)
The 35-year-old Ukrainian has achieved remarkable success, both amateur and professional, throughout his career. He has held multiple world championships in three weight classes, ranging from featherweight to lightweight, including unified and lineal titles at lightweight. He secured notable victories at prestigious events such as the 2008 Olympics, where he won consecutive gold medals and gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 European Championships and the 2009 and 2011 World Championships in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. In 2013, the Southpaw turned pro and quickly became the WBO featherweight champion in just his third professional fight, tying the record for the fastest world title victory. Lomachenko is recognized for his exceptional hand speed, precision, athleticism, defensive skills, and footwork.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 35
- Height: 5' 7"
- Reach: 65.5"
- Record: 17-2-0
I believe that when you say something, you need to prove it. I have a lot of experience in boxing, and anything can happen during a fight. I just think about what I need to do during a fight - and my goal is to become the undisputed champion of the world.
Kevin Haney to win is 1.35 on Bet365. The underdog is priced at a hefty 3.20 odds on Bet365. Fight to go the distance, No is 4.5 odds on Coinplay, while will round 12 start is 4.5, also on Coinplay. 1XBET lists Haney by decision at 1.66 odds and by KO/TKO at 7.5.