Issue | Premium | Reports | Sep 16 2019

Devin Haney thrashes Abdullaev to show his exceptional talent

Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long to see Devin Haney v Vasiliy Lomachenko. Jack Hirsch reports from the Madison Square Garden Theater
Devin Haney
Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
New York • September 13

DIFFERENT promotional entities and network affiliations will prevent it from happening in the foreseeable future, but let’s imagine for a moment that Vasiliy Lomachenko agrees to make the next defence of his WBC lightweight title against his now mandatory challenger Devin Haney. Simply put, it would be off the charts.

Under normal circumstances it would be a tad ambitious for a 20-year-old who has not yet been tested on world level to take on the man considered by many to be the best in the world pound for pound – but Haney is a phenom, a generational talent the likes of which rarely come along.

Already comparisons are being made to his fellow Las Vegas resident Floyd Mayweather. And that does not only include Haney’s skill set, but a brashness as well in the way he has been repeatedly calling out Loma.


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