Whilst Devin Haney himself has said he’s open to facing Gervonta Davis, his most recent opponent, Vasiliy Lomachenko, says otherwise.
Haney and Lomachenko fought twelve rounds of elite, championship boxing recently, with the American retaining his undisputed lightweight titles via unanimous decision – but many in the sport feel it should’ve gone the way of the Ukrainian.
Whilst Lomachenko calls for a rematch that even he himself believes won’t happen, the champion plots his next move, with options including Shakur Stevenson or Davis at 135lbs or vacating his belts and moving up to 140.
Speaking to ES News, Loma believes it will be a new division for Haney, claiming that he exposed a lack of skill that will see him avoid ‘Tank’ Davis.
“It’s never happening [Haney vs Davis], because now he understands his skill. He understands his level. His father understands his level. Now I think he’ll go up to 140 and still fight just regular boxers.”
Davis is one of the most fearsome punchers in the sport today, is undefeated and coming off a statement victory over fellow superstar, Ryan Garcia. He has called for his shot at the four belts.
Haney hasn’t made any official decision, and is seemingly still weighing up where to land promotionally.
The company he chooses to represent him for his next bout will say a lot about his next moves in the ring. A link up with PBC would be positive news for the ‘Tank’ fight, whilst continuing on with Top Rank likely means Stevenson or the Lomachenko rematch.
Finally, he could move back to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom – something he has confirmed he’s spoken to the promoter about – and challenge Regis Prograis for the WBC title at super-lightweight.