Devin Haney predicts Vasyl Lomachenko will drop down to 130 after he beats him on Saturday

By Daddy: Devin Haney doesn’t suppose Vasyl Lomachenko will take a loss onerous sufficient to surrender and retire from the game after he loses on Saturday evening.

As a substitute, Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) predicts that Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) will return to the 130-lb division, “dominate,” and turn out to be the undisputed champion in that weight class. However relating to their battle this Saturday, Could twentieth, Haney says Loma has “bit off greater than he can chew by dealing with him.

Haney will defend his four-belt undisputed 135-lb championship in a voluntary protection in opposition to the previous three-division world champion Lomachenko on ESPN PPV on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas.

Devin may have picked one other opponent to defend in opposition to, however he needed Lomachenko as a result of he feels a victory over the long run “Corridor of Famer” would “validate” him and present the boxing world how good he is.

Haney, if he wins, will discover out that the followers gained’t view him as one of the best fighter at light-weight till he beats Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis.

Defeating the 35-year-old Lomachenko, who’s undersized for the light-weight division and not in his prime, gained’t be sufficient for Haney to be seen as one of the best.

If Haney strikes up to 140 after Saturday’s battle, he’ll depart many unanswered questions, and boxing followers will see him as having fled to keep away from preventing Shakur and Tank, who, in contrast to Loma, are of their primes.

Haney has obtained to keep at light-weight and battle or a minimum of try to, battle Tank Davis and Shakur Stevenson so he can show he’s one of the best.

Haney denies calling Lomachenko “previous”

Vasyl Lomachenko: “If I had been in his place, I’d have extra stress. I’d have a zero, 4 belts, and I’d be fearful as a result of I can lose it,” stated Vasyl Lomachenko to High Rank Boxing. Now, I’ve two losses, I don’t have a belt, I’m previous like he stated.”

Devin Haney: “I didn’t say you had been previous.”

Lomachenko: “Excuse me. Now it seems like my jackpot in boxing, so I’m targeted.”

Haney: “I by no means stated you had been previous.”

Lomachenko: “You by no means stated about my age?”

Haney: “I stated I’m the youthful man. I by no means stated you had been previous. Why would I say you’re previous? I would like the world to give me my full validation after I win.”

Lomachenko: “Possibly it’s not you.”

Haney: “Oh, I did say that really on Twitter. I did say that one time on Twitter, however I used to be simply speaking s**t. You’re not previous.

Loma feels Haney has identical expertise as him

Lomachenko: “No, I don’t suppose as a result of he has the expertise, massive expertise too, and has had loads of fights, and he fought in Australia. I feel we’re in the identical place.”

Haney: “No, I feel he has extra expertise than me and has been in additional championship fights than me. I’d say at the same time as an novice; he has extra expertise than me.

“He fought guys that had been at larger phases on the time, and he beat them. When you beat somebody, you acquire their expertise. So, I obtained to undergo him to get his expertise. All these fights bred me for this second.

“Each battle from me preventing in Tijuana in my first skilled battle. All these fights led up to me being victorious on Could twentieth. I’m excited for it.”

Lomachenko: “It will be completely different as a result of lots of people will be there and loads of consideration. A special model, completely different ability, and I’m excited. I hope I will be one of the best Loma on this evening, I hope, and I do what I want to do. I do all that I’ve. I do what I can to put together for this battle.”

Haney: “I really feel the identical. The very best Devin Haney comes on Saturday evening. I carry all the pieces that I’ve been working on, all the pieces that I’m manufactured from, and all my expertise pays off. All my sacrifices up to till I used to be seven years previous, and I carry all of it out on Saturday evening, and I come out victorious.

Haney predicts Lomachenko will return to 130

“No, I feel he’ll return down to 130,” stated Haney when requested if he thinks Lomachenko will retire if he loses. “I really feel like he’ll dominate these guys at 130. I really feel like they’re not even on his degree in any respect.

“I feel he may be undisputed at 130, however I really feel like he bit off greater than he can chew with preventing me at 135.”

Lomachenko: “I don’t take into consideration the long run earlier than our battle.  I don’t suppose. All the pieces can occur on Saturday evening. In fact, if I lose, I begin fascinated about my future, however proper now, I’m solely fascinated about Devin Haney.”

Haney: “Oh, his ring IQ is what makes him particular. He brings IQ to the ring. He’s a thinker. He’s a wise fighter.”

Lomachenko: “Devin Haney’s greatest efficiency was in opposition to JoJo Diaz.  It was one of the best as a result of JoJo Diaz is a troublesome man. He discovered a approach to win this battle. It wasn’t a simple battle for Haney. He proved that he was higher than him, and it was a really fascinating battle.”

Haney: “I just like the [Orlando] Solido battle. He confirmed grit. Gary Russell too. Solido, he confirmed grit. He went soiled at instances.”

Lomachenko: “Possibly faster, possibly slower, we’ll see,” Loma stated when requested if it will be to his benefit to begin quicker on Saturday evening.

“I take my aim, I take my dream,” stated Lomachnko when requested what a win over Haney does for his profession. “You do your all on this skilled sport {and professional} boxing as a result of it’s excessive degree to be undisputed world champion.”

Haney: “As soon as once more, it validates me and places me on the high of the pound-for-pound checklist. It places a future Corridor of Famer on my guidelines, and it proves I’m one of the best. You bought to see. I feel Loma goes to come to battle.

“I feel he’s going to come to battle soiled,  however I obtained all of the solutions for him slipping the jab and coming to battle soiled. Devin Haney wins the battle as a result of I’m the higher fighter, and it’s my time.”

Lomachenko: “Okay, we’ll see.”

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