Haney vs. Lomachenko is Being Targeted for Later This Year

Devin Haney With Vasily Lomachenko And Jorge Linares

  • Devin Haney is 25-0 as a professional and holds the WBC lightweight title. 
  • Vasyl Lomachenko recently lost for just the second time against Teofimo Lopez. 
  • Reports indicate Haney vs. Lomachenko could take place later this year.

Devin Haney is thought by many to be one of the most exciting young lightweights in the sport of boxing. He’s now searching for an opponent to face later this year. New reports indicate we could see Haney vs. Lomachenko taking place sometime this year.

This is a fight that fans have talked about for years. Lomachenko is coming off a disappointing loss in his last bout. Haney is a talented young up-and-comer looking for big paydays.

Here’s a look at how this fight could play out.

2021 Will be a Showcase Year for Boxing’s Best Lightweights

The sport of boxing is more competitive than ever before right now. There are a huge number of extremely talented fighters competing across each of the sport’s weight classes. Lightweight is now featuring more amazing fighters than ever before.

It seems as if 2021 will be a huge year for this division. Many are excited to see who Ryan Garcia fights next. For a time, it seemed as if he was set to challenge Manny Pacquiao in the ring. That is no longer the case.

Manny Pacquiao is set to take on Mikey Garcia this year. Pacquiao likely only has a few fights left in his career. Mikey Garcia poses some problems, yet he doesn’t have the type of one-punch knockout power that Manny needs to worry too much about.

Teofimo Lopez is riding high after his impressive win over Vasyl Lomachenko in late 2020. He hasn’t competed since then and fans are trying to debate who he will face next. Reports claim that he is interested in facing off with Gervonta Davis next.

These are just a few of the fighters at lightweight that fans are interested in seeing. Over the next nine months, many of the best lightweights in this sport will be competing. More of these incredible matchups will be announced soon.

We’re now beginning to hear what is next for Devin Haney. The undefeated 22-year-old is now pushing to take on one of boxing’s most experienced fighters.

Here’s What Could Lead to Haney vs. Lomachenko

Some truly elite fighters are now competing in the lightweight division. Amazingly, some of these fighters are still in their early 20s. Some believe that Devin Haney is the best fighter in the weight class.

Haney has accumulated a 25-0 record in the sport. He’s already defeated a number of former champions in his career. Most recently, he earned a clear decision victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa in one of his best performances to date.

Devin’s last bout came in November of 2020. He’s stayed out of the headlined since that time and no one seemed to know who he’d be facing next. It now appears that “The Dream” finally has his ideal next opponent in mind.

If all goes according to plan, Haney will be taking on Vasyl Lomachenko soon. He spoke to the media in-depth about this possible bout this week.

“We not ruling nobody out. Whether it’s Javier Fortuna, whether it’s Loma, whether it’s Ryan, whether it’s Teo, whether it’s Tank — it doesn’t matter, I want to fight the best fighters and I want to keep climbing, keep beating them one at a time,” he said. “At the end of the day Teofimo did lay the blueprint — or another blueprint — on how to beat Loma. So it just shows he can be beat, there is different ways that he can be beat. And it is what it is.”

Devin seems to feel that Teofimo Lopez exposed some holds in Vasyl’s game. That would likely be pressure and hard body shots. Not everyone is capable of putting on that kind of performance against a fighter like “Loma,” though. We’ll be sure to offer updates on if this bout gets booked over the next few months!

Boxing Odds You Need to Check Out Right Now

This is shaping up to be an extremely exciting year for the sport of boxing. Some fantastic bouts will be taking place over the next few months. Many fans are now heading over to BetOnline to make all of their bets on these upcoming bouts!

Amazingly, the April 17th fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren is generating some of the most wagers right now. There has been a huge amount of media attention placed on this fight. Many in the MMA community are hoping to see Askren get a victory.

Paul comes into this bout as the -225 favorite. Ben Askren, a former multiple promotion world champion in MMA, enters as the +185 underdog. This is not the most high-level fight in the sport, but it should be an entertaining affair.

Many are also excited to hear that the mega-fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has been signed. These two UK-based heavyweights are truly at the top of the division. Just about all boxing fans are curious to see how this fight plays out.

Joshua comes into this fight as the +165 underdog. Fury is listed as the -190 favorite in this matchup. A date and location have not been signed for this fight. Some reports claim it will be taking place this summer, though.

Do you think we’ll see Haney vs. Lomachenko this year? Who do you think wins this fight? Let us know in the comments section below.

Zack McGovern / Author

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