Haney was officially punished for his attack on Lomachenko
World light-middleweight champion Devin Haтун (30-0, 15 KOs) got off with a light punishment for punching Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) during the weigh-in ceremony before the fight on May 20. The American boxer was not suspended but only fined a small amount of money.
Boxing Scene writes about it, referring to the decision of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. All of its members unanimously voted to impose financial penalties on Haynie. The fine was only $25,000, although Devin had previously argued that he would have to pay 10% of his guaranteed four million dollar fee for his actions.
Let's recall that during the weigh-in ceremony before the fight with Lomachenko Haney first said something to the Ukrainian, and then attacked the boxer from Belgorod-Dnistrovskiy. The security guards very quickly took the rivals away from each other. "This is just the beginning. Did you see how easily I pushed him away? He's shallow, and I'll impose my rules on him in the ring," the American said at the time.
The fight itself ended with Haynie winning by unanimous decision of the judges, which caused a lot of controversy among fans and experts. United heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usik (20-0, 13 KOs) called it a robbery of the Ukrainian. American catman and trainer Russ Anber said that he had reviewed Vasiliy and Devin's fight three times and every time he gave the victory to Lomachenko.
Vasily's former opponent Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) ridiculed Haynie for his fight against the Ukrainian. And the World Boxing Organization (WBO) stripped Lomachenko of first place in its rankings.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the day before Vasyl Lomachenko posted a video in the social network Instagram condemning the Russian patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Church for supporting the war in Ukraine, for which he was attacked by fans from the aggressor country.