David Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko officially announced
by ARYAN LAKHANI | VIEW 548
The matchup is now official; David Haney will be defending his belts against the Ukrainian fighter Vasiliy Lomachenko. It is scheduled to take place on the 20th of May at the MGM grand garden arena in Las Vegas. Undeniably, 2023 is the year of the best boxing matches, and this matchup adds up to the list.
Haney has never tasted defeat in his entire career and should be looking forward to maintaining his no-loss record of 29-0 (15 KO's). Lomachenko is an excellent striker with a professional record of 17-2 (11 KO's), he is on a 3 fight win streak, and it will be interesting to see if he can extend it by winning the next match.
Boxing fans all around the world will be tuning in for this event, and it would be fair to say that it's a make-or-break fight.
David Haney on fighting his next opponent
"Lomachenko is a good fighter and future Hall of Fame candidate," said Haney as quoted by skysports.com. "I take nothing away from him or what he has done in the sport of boxing".
David Haney put a full stop to Kambosos' winning streak and emerged victoriously twice, which must have boosted his confidence significantly. Moreover, he said that Lomchenko dismissed fighting him in 2019. "Although he didn't give me a shot when I challenged him in 2019, I won't be petty.
This is the fight the fans really want, and I made it happen. I've gotten two times better since the Kambosos rematch, and believe it or not, the better my opponent is, the better I perform". David haney looks forward to show the world that he's the best "I can't wait for this fight.
I know Lomachenko has an extremely high boxing IQ, and I will show the world on May 20 that I'm the best fighter on the planet. I'm ready to defend my undisputed title in devastating fashion".
Lomachenko on fighting David Haney
"My goal is to become the undisputed lightweight champion, and Devin Haney is the man with the belts. I respect his boxing IQ and am excited for this challenge" said Lomachenko.