Devin Haney puts his undisputed lightweight world titles on the line in under two weeks time, when he faces Ukrainian legend Vasiliy Lomachenko at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Haney has earned big plaudits from his two masterful performances against George Kambosos Jr in Australia last year, with some even comparing his defensive skills to Floyd Mayweather.
However, pound for pound star Canelo Alvarez could not bring himself to agree when asked about the comparisons by Fighters Corner.
“I like Devin Haney, but nobody is comparable to Floyd Maywather.”
Mayweather beat Canelo via unanimous decision all the way back in 2013, and had been the last fighter to get the better of the Mexican until Dmitry Bivol won an upset victory over him last May.
Most people have Haney as a favourite going into the contest, with many of the opinion that the 35-year-old Lomachenko appears to have lost a step in recent fights.
Lomachenko himself was a unified world champion at lightweight, before being deposed by Teofimo Lopez back in 2021.
However, he has bounced back from the defeat with three consecutive wins over Masayoshi Nakatani, Richard Commey and Jamaine Ortiz
A meeting with the Shakur Stevenson could be in store for the winner, after he announced his arrival as a lightweight contender with an impressive stoppage victory over Japanese opponent, Shuichiro Yoshino, last month.
That said, Haney has made no secret of the fact that he is tight at the weight, and there is a sense that a move up to 140lbs is inevitable for ‘The Dream’ sooner rather than later.