Boxing fans are in for a real treat this weekend as undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney defends his titles against future Hall of Famer Vasyl Lomachenko in Las Vegas.
The 24-year-old Haney is one of the sport’s brightest talents and has amassed a perfect record after 29 professional bouts, but a clash with the Ukrainian three-weight champion is by far the biggest test of his career to date.
Here’s everything you need to know about one of the best match-ups of 2023.
When: Saturday, May 20
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
How To Watch: Sky Sports. The action is set to get underway at 3am Sunday morning in the UK, with the main event beginning at approximately 5am.
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
Alias: The Dream
Record: 29-0 (15)
Last Fight: Haney claimed a comfortable unanimous decision rematch win over George Kambosos Jr in Melbourne in October, retaining his IBF, WBA (super), WBC and WBO lightweight straps.
Place Of Birth:
Alias: The Matrix
Record: 17-2 (11)
Last Fight: Lomachenko defeated Jamaine Ortiz by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in October.
What They Say:
Haney: “Lomachenko is a good fighter and future Hall of Fame candidate,” Haney said. “I take nothing away from him or what he has done in the sport of boxing. Although he didn’t give me a shot when I challenged him in 2019, I won’t be petty.
“This is the fight the fans really want, and I made it happen. I’ve gotten two times better since the Kambosos rematch, and believe it or not, the better my opponent is, the better I perform. I can’t wait for this fight.
“I know Lomachenko has an extremely high boxing IQ, and I will show the world on May 20 that I’m the best fighter on the planet. I’m ready to defend my undisputed title in devastating fashion.”
Lomachenko: “My goal is to become the undisputed lightweight champion, and Devin Haney is the man with the belts. I respect his boxing IQ and am excited for this challenge.”
Full Fight Card:
Devin Haney v Vasyl Lomachenko, IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight titles
Junto Nakatani v Andrew Maloney, vacant WBO super flyweight title
Raymond Muratalla v Jeremia Nakathila, lightweight
Oscar Valdez v Adam Lopez, super featherweight
Floyd Diaz v Luis Fernando Saavedra, super bantamweight
Nico Ali Walsh v Danny Rosenberger, middleweight
Abdullah Mason v Desmond Lyons, lightweight
Amari Jones v Pachino Hill, middleweight
Emiliano Vargas v Rafael Jasso, lightweight
Betfred Fight Odds:
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