Lately, the big game of boxing has seen a lot of big fights that can fall by the wayside, maybe for good, this is because of the squabbles of dialogue and the like. We’ve seen it with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, then with Terence Crawford and Errol Spence, and now, things have been dragging on for a long time, we may see it in the fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia (although we’re still keeping our fingers crossed common are crossing). for this at present).
One fight that cannot be allowed to fall by the wayside, and probably won’t, is the fight between lightweight king Devin Haney and former heavyweight champion Vasily Lomachenko. Lomachenko suffered a lot last night, this was against the bravery and talent of Jamaine Ortiz in Loma’s first fight in almost a year, the fight came as it happened after the 34-year-old was fighting the Russian occupation in his home. the country of Ukraine.
But the possibly rusty Lomachenko, 17-2 (11) won a unanimous decision, and Haney met him in the middle of the ring. Lomachenko, smiling, marveled at Haney’s size, asking “is it [a] heavy!” Haney said he expects a good performance from Lomachenko when the two men fight. And it seems that there is no doubt that both fighters want to fight; and this as we know is half the battle.
Haney said he wanted the fight, Lomachenko said he was ready. It seems simple: these two great, talented boxers get it early next year or at least in the first half of next year. Lomachenko said he needs more preparation for the fight, in the gym. Loma will be sharp next time because he will not leave after 10 months.
So who wins if/when Haney, 29-0 (15) and Lomachenko get it? It’s an interesting fight, one that has to happen. The current 135-pound division is loaded with talent and the potential for big fights seems to be on the way. But Haney Vs. Lomachenko, for all four belts, may not only be the best fight in the heavyweight division, he may be one of the two or three greatest fights in boxing today. at any weight.
Run fast, ring IQ and ring IQ, age and youth, skill and skill. This game-up has it all. Can you pick a winner?