In the main event of Saturday’s ESPN+ pay-per-views event, WBA lightweight titleholder and former champion, Shawn “Vicious” Haney, will defend his title against Vasyl Lomachenko. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Undercard events will begin at 8 pm and prelims will be televised at 6 pm.
Since he became a champion in June 2022, 24-year-old Haney has successfully defended his title one time. He won the WBA title by defeating George Kambosos in a rematch in December. According to the sportsbook Caesars, he is the overwhelming favorite to win the fight.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Haney said that he has been calling for the fight against Lomachenko for four years. He noted that he respected the Ukrainian boxer’s commitment to his country and that it was the right decision for him to fight him.
Lomachenko, who is 35 years old and has won three fights in a row, noted that he is ready for the challenge. He lost his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles to Teofimo Lopez in October 2020.
Lomachenko said that training camp was hard, but it motivated him because it was his last chance to become an undisputed champion. He also pushed himself in every session.
Devin Haney Record And Bio :
- Nationality: American
- Date of birth: November 17, 1998
- Height: 5′ 8″
- Reach: 71″
- Total fights: 29
- Record: 29-0 (15 KOs)
Vasiliy Lomachenko Record And Bio :
- Nationality: Ukrainian
- Date of birth: February 17, 1988
- Height: 5′ 7″
- Reach: 65.5″
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 17-2 (11 KOs)
Devin Haney vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko Fight Card :
- Devin Haney vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko; For Haney’s IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO world lightweight titles
- Juno Nakatani vs. Andrew Maloney; For the vacant WBO world super flyweight title
- Raymond Muratalla vs. Jeremia Nakathila; Lightweight
- Oscar Valdez vs. Adam Lopez; Super featherweight
- Floyd Diaz vs. Luis Saavedra; Super bantamweight
- Nico Ali Walsh vs. Danny Rosenberger; Middleweight
- Abdullah Mason vs. Desmond Lyons; Lightweight
- Amari Jones vs. Pachino Hill; Middleweight
- Emiliano Vargas vs. Rafael Jasso; Lightweight
Devin Haney vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko Fight Info :
- Date: Saturday, May 20
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST
- TV : U.S.: ESPN+ PPV UK: Sky Sports
- Place : The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.