Top Rank boss Bob Arum said the long-awaited fight between undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney and WBC mandatory Vasyl Lomachenko was “essentially made for next year.
It will be difficult for Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) to handle Haney’s huge size advantage. 15-20 pounds of excess weight.
The division is clearly made for a reason, and Lomachenko could argue that continuing his campaign at the featherweight division, where he began his professional career in 2013, would be much better than mixing it up. I can do it. welterweight Lightweight fighters like Haney.
Arum are still deciding where and when to stage the Haney vs. Lomachenko match, which will be the most favorable for them and Top Rank.
Four-belt 135-pound champion Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) hopes his fight with Lomachenko will take place before Ramadan begins on March 22.
As Haney looks big these days, getting down to 135 in February or March to fight the Roma would be a huge feat for him, but if he has to wait until Ramadan ends on April 21st, Making weight that may not be possible for him.
In a way, if Haney fails the 135-pound limit, it’s no big deal.
In fact, Aram is already planning to face Haney in his first bout at light welterweight in a non-title fight against top-ranked fighter Teofimo Lopez.
Aram is unsure at this point whether to allow Teofimo to face WBC 140-pound champion Regis Prograis first before fighting Haney.
But just as Aram seemed excited to have Haney and Theofimo fight in a no-title match, it’s clear he won’t let Theo have a dangerous fight with Prograis. little chance.
“[The Haney-Lomachenko fight is] “We’ll basically make it. We’re looking for a location and date, but it will be announced soon. That fight will happen before or just after Ramadan,” Bob Arum told Sky Sports News.
“Regis Prograis is a possibility [for Teo]Teofimo has other possibilities. One of which is that if he makes another match and Haney beats Lomachenko, he will have Haney fight Teofimo in a non-title fight. It’s going to be a big fight. So there are many ways to go with these guys,” Arum said.
Aram didn’t say what his contingency plan would be in case Lomachenko loses to Haney. Would you walk the plank and feed the young shark Shakur Stevenson?
That’s a sad fate for a great talent like Lomachenko, but that’s what happens when you cross your natural weight class and fight younger, bigger, and faster sharks.
If Lomachenko goes down to 126, he can go up against these good fighters.
- Luis Alberto Lopez
- Lee Wood
- Ray Vargas
- Josh Warrington
- Robacy Ramirez
- Gary Russell Jr.