Vasiliy Lomachenko has spoken out about an undisputed potential clash with Devin Haney, and his comments have left little room for questioning his desire for the fight.
Speaking in an interview with Highest ratingLomachenko talks about the war with Haney in a way that Ukrainians rarely talk about who would be opponents before, saying it is a matter of necessity rather than desire.
“I prepare for this moment. I need this chance, I need this fight, the undisputed, undisputed world champion.”
With Lomachenko and Haney both now signed to the Powerhouse Top Rated, a fight between the two should be relatively easy to do, with the TR boss Bob Arum has expressed his desire to host the contest in the first quarter of 2023.
Any future fight between the two depends on both getting through their respective bouts this October unscathed. Lomachenko will face Jamaine Ortiz on October 29orderwhile the current champion is undisputed Haney will rematch with George Kambosos Jr on 16order.
Since his loss to Teofimo Lopez in late 2020, former weight champion Lomchenko has seen the landscape at 135 lbs change dramatically. As fans and pundits talked about the new ‘young kings’, Loma became the forgotten man of the tournament overnight.
With his comeback fight set to take place next month and an undisputed confrontation with Haney seemingly waiting on the flanks, all signs point towards Lomachenko having a chance to reclaim his place. himself at the top of lightweight and cementing his legacy as one of the all-time great 135s.