One of the biggest fights of the year is almost upon us! Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko promises to be a show of great power, skill, and prowess. In what is largely seen as a rising star vs an old lion, let’s see how the two fighters stack up.
For the most part, an evening of some great boxing awaits fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Moreover, with an occasion such as this, expect millions of fans worldwide to also tune in. Whilst Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko are the main attraction, we also have Junto Nakatani and Andrew Moloney fighting for the vacant super flyweight title in the co-main event.
Notably, both of our headline fighters are coming in on winning streaks. While Haney boasts an unblemished 29-0 record, the Ukrainian boxer Lomachenko is coming in with a three-fight win streak. With his time in the sport seemingly coming to an end, Loma is on a mission to clinch the titles one last time.
Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko Stats
|Stats||Devin Haney||Vasiliy Lomachenko|
|Height||5ft 8in||5ft 7in|
|Weight||134.9 lbs||135 lbs|
Haney vs Loma: Fight Breakdown
For the most part, ‘The Dream’ is a clear and obvious favorite coming into this one. Not only does he have age on his side, but he is also the bigger fighter and has a massive height and reach advantage over his opponent. In the lead-up to the fight, Haney has often pointed out the same and stated that he’s going to impose his will over Lomachenko on Saturday night.
On the other hand, Lomachenko is arguably one of the best boxers of his time and is currently #7 in The Ring’s P4P rankings. However, at 35 years old, the Ukrainian clearly does not possess the same movement and speed as he did in his hay days. Previously, Loma suffered a shock upset loss against Teofimo Lopez, losing his titles in the process. Following that, he also had to take time off from boxing in order to fight for his country against the Russian invasion.
In recent times, Lomachenko has looked good inside the ring but has a habit of starting off too slow. Mostly, Loma relies on analyzing his opponents in the early rounds and his second wind to win fights. As such, this nearly cost him the fight against Jamaine Ortiz, a mistake he cannot repeat against Haney. Coming into fight week though, Loma seems calm, composed, and almost as though he has something special cooked up for this fight.
On the other hand, many have accused Devin of being too emotional in their engagements thus far. Moreover, during their final weigh-in face-off, Haney surprisingly decided to push Lomachenko before storming off the stage.
Thus, many have wondered whether it could be a factor come fight night. When it comes to Haney, jab is key and he will likely set his game plan around it. Whether Loma can produce a huge upset and do the unthinkable remains to be seen, but there are many who will be hoping for it.