Eddie Hearn has revealed Devin Haney’s purse for his successful undisputed world title defence against Vasiliy Lomachenko this past weekend.
Despite a strong showing from ‘Loma’ Haney was awarded a unanimous decision victory after twelve high quality rounds that were befitting of a fight of such magnitude and significance.
And, on a recent appearance on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Haney’s former promoter Hearn revealed ‘The Dream’ was very well paid for his work.
“I think he made $4 million on Saturday night, plus upside. But Lomachenko is a big draw too.”
“You can’t deny Haney’s star value is growing. He went to Australia and won out there, now he’s beat Lomachenko on ESPN pay per view.”
Hearn promoted Haney for a large chunk of his earlier professional career, before he switched sides to Bob Arum’s Top Rank in order to land an undisputed fight with George Kambosos Jr last year.
Despite Haney being awarded the victory on Saturday night, a majority of boxing fans online seem to believe The Ukrainian had done enough in the final third of the fight to nick it, and he unsurprisingly felt the same way, telling the ESPN broadcast team that ‘the people saw what happened.’
Haney now potentially moves forward to a fight with old adversary, Shakur Stevenson, who entered the ring after the final bell to let his countryman know he felt he was lucky to get the nod.
The 24 year old is tight at lightweight, however, and could instead move up to 140lbs, where fights with the likes of Rolando Romero, Ryan Garcia and Regis Prograis lay in waiting.