On May 20th, Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KO) will defend his undisputed lightweight championship against Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KO) in a highly anticipated fight inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite the last month’s bout between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia having more mainstream buzz, boxing fans are eagerly awaiting Haney vs. Lomachenko. This is a fight that pits the young lion Haney against the technical wizardry of Vasyl Lomachenko, the type of fight that boxing fans love to see. The bout, dubbed Checkmate, will be like a high-speed chess match, with two intelligent in-ring tacticians matching wits and fists.
Haney has proven himself, becoming the undisputed lightweight champion and defeating George Kambosos Jr. to become the youngest-ever undisputed champion in the modern era of boxing. The odds are in Haney’s favor, with oddsmakers projecting a 70% probability of Haney defeating Lomachenko. Haney also has two key advantages over Lomachenko, as he is over ten years younger and has a longer reach. However, with Lomachenko’s experience as one of the greatest amateur boxers in recent history and his recent victories post-surgery, he cannot be counted out.
The fight is also unique as it falls during Ramadan, and while Haney initially fasted, he later stopped to train more effectively. Haney is expected to move up to the junior welterweight division after this fight, making this Haney’s last fight in the lightweight division.
The match between Devin Haney and Vasyl Lomachenko is sure to be one of the biggest fights of the year, pitting an up-and-coming star against a veteran boxer. Boxing fans eagerly await this high-profile fight, and both fighters are eager to prove their skills in the ring.