"I've had losses before." Lomachenko named his advantage over Haynie
Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) admitted he feels comfortable being an underdog on the eve of his fight against Devin Haynie (29-0, 15 KOs) for the WBO light-middleweight title. The native of Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy said that the pressure is on his American opponent because he hasn't lost so far and will defend all his belts.
Lomachenko said this on the air in a promotional video of the upcoming fight, which was published on the page of the promotion company Top Rank on the video hosting site YouTube. According to the former world champion in three weight categories, he understands the level of opposition that he will face in the fight on May 20, and together with his team he is carefully developing the strategy for the fight.
"I like being an outsider. It's better for me than when a lot of people say, as they used to, that the fight will be an easy walk for me. When you're an outsider, you can just be yourself. Haney is a smart boxer. He understands boxing and he knows what to do in the ring. I know his level, it's not going to be easy, but it's real. Right now the pressure is on him, not me. It's better than that. It should bother him, not me. Because I'm an outsider, I've had defeats before. We have a strategy for the fight and we'll try to implement it," said Lomachenko.
OBOZREVATEL will hold an online broadcast of the fight Lomachenko - Haney. Tentatively, the beginning - at 6:00 on Kyiv time on Sunday, May 21.
On the eve of the fight, the American promised to finish his opponent and end his career. In turn, Lomachenko talked about how he reacted to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Also, our boxer admitted what mistake he made before his defeat by Teofimo Lopez.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Russian former world heavyweight champion Grigory Drozd gave a disappointing prediction for Vasyl Lomachenko in the fight against Devin Haynie. Also, the network remembered the only fight in which the Ukrainian went down for a knockdown.
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