By Sam Volz: Vasyl Lomachenko told Devin Haney to his face that he looked like a heavyweight on Saturday night when the undefeated heavyweight champion stepped into the ring after Loma’s victory after a bout with against Jamaine Ortiz at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Many boxing fans called Haney the “heavy” because of its large size of the weight section. All Loma does is point out that Haney looks like a “heavyweight” and tells him so.
When you see how big Haney is in his fights, it’s natural for boxing fans to point out the huge disparity between him and his opponents and conclude that he’s overweight. That is, a fighter who competes in a division that is not equal to his weight in order to win over his opponent.
If Lomachenko is being disingenuous when he says Haney looks like a regular heavyweight because he clearly doesn’t.
Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) was surprised to get a defense when Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) revealed the truth about the size of being out of proportion to the 135-lb division and told him that he wanted to “show” him when the two met. However, in the next breath, Haney appeared to backtrack on his bold statement about fighting him, saying, “We will see when we will discuss.“
“Is this a burden? No, it’s a heavy burden,” said Vasyl Lomachenko to Devin Haney as ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna interviewed him in the ring after Loma’s victory over Jamaine Ortiz last Saturday night.
“In the ring, I’ll show you,” said a defensive-sounding Haney.
“Okay, I’ll be ready,” Lomachenko said.
If Haney takes the fight, it will be interesting to see how Skeleton appears at the weigh-in for the fight. For Devin’s final match against George Kambosos Jr on October 16, he looks like he’s ready for Halloween, appearing like one of the zombies from the 1968 movie, ‘Night of the Living Dead’.
It must be pure hell for Haney to make the 135-lb limit for the Kambosos fight. If this was a bigger fighter that Haney was fighting instead of Kambosos, he might have lost the fight because he didn’t look that impressive.