Lomachenko vs. Haney: a boxing legend and Putin fan explained the defeat of the Ukrainian
Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) would have definitely won his fight against American Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) if he had managed to take the 12th round of the fight. At the same time his opponent's blows to the body had a significant impact on the native of Belgorod-Dnistrovskiy, forcing him to slow down.
That was the opinion of the legendary boxer and fan of dictator Vladimir Putin Roy Jones Jr. in his interview to FightHype YouTube channel. The former world champion, who has Russian and "LNR" passports, said that the fight between Lomachenko and Haynie was very close, but he is not disappointed with the final result.
"The body blows made Loma look a little different than we had seen him before, so obviously they were effective. When you throw effective punches, they count. Haney dominated the first half of the fight, and Loma dominated the second half. If Loma had had a twelfth round like he did in the eleventh, I might have given him the win because he would have won the last three championship rounds. But I'm not mad about Haney winning," said the American.
Recall that the lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena Haney - Lomachenko went all 12 rounds and ended with a unanimous decision of the judges 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 in favor of the American. It should be noted that the judges' notes, which were published after the fight, caused a heated debate among experts and fans.
Lomachenko's team announced that they are filing a protest against the result of the fight. In addition, the statistics of the fight confirm that the Ukrainian won at least five rounds. Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev said that fans swore at the judges as they left the gym after Haney's victory.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, famous boxing coach Teddy Atlas demanded the Nevada Athletic Commission to start proceedings against one of the judges of the Lomachenko-Haney fight. It also became known how much the Ukrainian boxer earned for the fight. Two days after the defeat, Vasily commented with the words "peace to all".
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