Had to take off my clothes: Haney embarrassed at secret weigh-in before Lomachenko fight
Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) and American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) have undergone the official weigh-in procedure ahead of their fight for the lightweight world title. The ceremony took place behind closed doors and without the presence of journalists, and was marked by problems for the US boxer.
According to the reputable Boxing Scene portal, Haney failed to meet the division limit of 61.2 kilograms at the first attempt. The current holder of all the lightweight championship belts initially weighed 200 grams more than the norm. He had to take off his clothes, and then weighed in at 61.1kg.
Lomachenko clearly fit within the limit, taking the maximum allowed. Thus, the sanctioning bodies did not have to make any adjustments to the status of the fight. Later, the boxers will hold a similar ceremony for fans and broadcasters, but it will no longer be considered official.
The boxing night with the participation of Vasyl and Devin will take place in Las Vegas, USA, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. OBOZREVATEL will broadcast the Lomachenko vs Haney fight online. The fight will start at approximately 6:00 Kyiv time on Sunday, May 21.
On the eve of the fight, the boxers met in Las Vegas and got into a row. Our boxer said he was superior to the American. And the current champion threatened the Ukrainian with retribution.
Lomachenko talked a lot about the war in Ukraine, but carefully avoided mentioning Russian aggression. He didn't say the word "Ukraine" when he said who he was fighting Haney for. And then, instead of talking about the war, Vasyl spoke about "big, big problems" in Ukraine.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the inscription on Vasyl Lomachenko's T-shirt before the fight with Devin Haney disgusted fans. For his part, promoter Bob Arum admired the Ukrainian people and the boxer's patriotism. Our website also told the love story of Vasyl and his wife Olena.
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