By Craig Daly: Vasyl Lomachenko believes Devin Haney will turn Gervonta Davis and shoot up to 140 to take easy fights. Loma thinks Haney is him still shaken from their struggle and lost the desire to pursue the great legacy-defining fights.
It’s hard to imagine Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) dropping out of a mega-match with the undefeated “regular” WBA lightweight champion, especially considering how much heat he took fans away from his victory over Lomachenko on May 20.
What makes some believe Haney doesn’t want a fight with Tank Davis is the way he named WBC 140lb champion Regis Prograis last week. This action by Haney showed that Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) was in his sights, not Tank Davis.
“That will never happen because now he (Haney) understands his level. Now I think he will go up to 140 pounds and fight regular boxers. ESNEWS when asked if Haney would fight Gervonta Davis.
is it fear behavior or traffic initiated for other reasons is unknown. Given how exhausted Haney seemed against Lomachenko, it makes sense for him to go all-in with his move to 140.
Boxing fans will respect Haney and forget his controversial victory over Lomachenko if he faces Prograis as this fighter is seen as the best at 140.
If Loma is right about Haney realizing he’s not talented enough to beat higher-level fighters, it could make him face Gervonta in his next match as long as he still holds his undisputed championship title.
Having those belts means money for Haney, and if he loses them, he will be beltless and no different from any other contenders in the 135 or 140 category.
“Loma won that fight, but you know, Devin, he’s not the referee; didn’t make that decision,” said Floyd Schofield Verified.
“As I said, people have different opinions. I saw things that no one else saw and I thought Devon had won the fight. So it’s all about having everyone’s opinions circulate around.
“It was a very technical fight back and forth. I can’t lie. So there may have been some shots that I saw, and it may have been taken by someone else. But I personally gave it to Lomachenko. However, my dad gave 9-3 to Lomachenko.
“If that’s the case, then yes, because it’s about ending the fight. I definitely didn’t say that. I didn’t think Devin started well, but I think Devin won the earlier rounds because his punches were more clear.
“Loma got one and three. He (Haney) got two and four. Everything,” Schofield said when asked if he saw anything in Haney that he could use.