“Hands down, Lomachenko won” – Oscar De La Hoya
Via Knitting Ambrosio: Oscar De La Hoya says Vasyl Lomachenko clearly deserved last weekend’s win over undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney.
De La Hoya says he’s been in the ring, watching the action closely, and he says Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) delivered cleaner, more effective punches against the young boxer. much bigger and bigger than Haney (30-0, 15 KOs).
When asked if it was reasonable to expect Haney to give Lomachenko a rematch, De La Hoya pointed out that Devin had trouble breaking through the 135 limit and he needed to increase to 140 to be easier on his body. mine.
Haney will likely stay at 135th to try to grab Gervonta Davis’ payday, but if that fight isn’t available, he’ll drop his belt and move up to 140 to avoid a fight with Shakur Stevenson.
It was clear that Haney didn’t want to join the fight with Shakur. In other words, he knows his limitations as a warrior. When Haney rose to 140, There are two guys he would definitely avoid: Regis Prograis and Subriel Matias. They hit too hard and will take advantage of Haney’s weak chin.
Haney is a good fighter against moderately powerful technocrats, but he’s not out of the question against killers like Gervonta, Prograis, and Matias.
“I was right there looking. I never pay attention to a game the way I do to it because it’s the undisputed championship. So I have to be there, in the center of the front row, and I’m watching. No one can bother me. I just watch every second,” Oscar De La Hoya told fight TV center about the Haney vs. Lomachenko.
“Fantastic, Lomachenko won. no doubt about met. You can make all the noise in the world. He throws more effective punches. He threw more combinations. Unbelievable. At his age, what he did to a young Haney was unbelievable.
“I can see the fans being disappointed, but I can also understand what the judges were going through because when they look at one angle, they are looking at it from a different perspective, or maybe they are looking at it. see a super close round that can go on. way, and they give it to someone else.
“It all depends on where you are, what angle you are, who you support, who you are influenced by. All that depends on everything. I just felt it was biased to go into this fight because both fighters were great, and I came to the conclusion that Lomachenko won.
“I had it like Shakur Stevenson. He had it 8-4. I could have gone 7-5, 8-4 with a worse score, but yeah, that’s it.
“I definitely have to, and people are asking for it, but look. The truth of the matter is that Haney is a big kid. He has difficulty gaining weight; he is exhausted. So maybe that can affect him a bit because Haney is such a good fighter.
“I love his style. I love what he’s doing. Boxing, aggressive and restrained, and his IQ is unbelievable. So maybe the weight is too much for him, who knows? Therefore, we will not see a rematch.
“We will see the best split, £140 in recent years all up against each other. We’re talking about Haney’s, and we’re talking about Ryan Garcia. You cannot rule out Tank Davis. All of these people will move to 140.
“They will all go after Ryan Garcia. Ryan Garcia is ticket-the seller, and Ryan Garcia will be the man if he rises to 140. When he rises, watch. Others will follow him,” De La Hoya said.