Lomachenko vs Haney: all the details of the fight for the title of absolute world champion

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Lomachenko to fight Haney

Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) and American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) are challenging for the title of absolute world lightweight champion. This is the second attempt for our compatriot to win all the belts in the division after he lost to Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) in October 2020.

The evening of boxing takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA. OBOZREVATEL is broadcasting Lomachenko vs Haney online. The approximate start is at 6:00 on Sunday, May 21, Kyiv time.


Boxing. Lightweight

Fight for the title of absolute world champion (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF belts)

Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden Arena

Referee: Harvey Dock (USA)

Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs, Ukraine) vs Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs, USA)


16 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT. Haney faces punishment for his prank at the weigh-in.

20 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT. Details of the fight for Ukraine. A sudden decision.

20 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT. Haney pushed Loma for some reason at the weigh-in...


24 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT. Wow, that's some news. The fight will be shown for free for Ukrainians on YouTube. More details later.

31 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT. Haney had problems at the weigh-in. He even had to take off his clothes. And the ceremony was secret.

36 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT. The winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Arthur Logay wittily put the Ukrainian boxer in his place after he said that only God can stop the war.

48 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT. Greetings to all boxing fans. The controversial Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko will try to become the absolute lightweight champion of the world and take the belt from Devin Haney.



Ukrainian TV channels have not scheduled the fight. It will be available on the American ESPN+ and The fight will be available on pay-per-view and will cost $59.99 (2,200 UAH).

The show will also be available on British Sky Sports and This channel will broadcast the show from Las Vegas for its subscribers at no extra charge.

Please note: Top Rank has scheduled a free broadcast of the Lomachenko vs. Haney fight for fans from Ukraine on its YouTube channel.



The American boxer is considered the favourite of the fight. Bets on Haney's victory are accepted at odds of 1.40. The draw is estimated at 17.00. And the indicators for Lomachenko's success reach the level of 3.00.

At the same time, experts practically guarantee that the fight will go the full distance of 12 rounds. An index of 1.22 is offered for the corresponding event.


The Ukrainian boxer will receive a fairly modest sum of $900,000 as a guaranteed payment. The current absolute champion will earn at least three million in American currency.



Vasyl Lomachenko, former champion in three weight categories:

- I like being an underdog. It's better for me than when a lot of people say, as they used to, that the fight will be a cakewalk for me. When you're an outsider, you can just be yourself. Haney is a smart boxer. He understands boxing and knows what to do in the ring. I know his level, it's not going to be easy, but it's realistic. Now the pressure is on him, not me, which is better. He should be worried about it, not me, because I'm an outsider, I've already had defeats. We have a strategy for the fight and we will try to implement it.


Devin Haney, the absolute world lightweight champion:

- I have a long career ahead of me. Loma is going to retire soon. I'm finishing him off. I'm stopping his career. I'm going to confuse him, and after that, he's not going to be the same. After that, I'm closing the chapter on Lom. I've wanted this fight for a long time. It's finally here. Checkmate, baby. They're trapped. Now it's my turn. We are preparing for the best version of Lomachenko tonight. We're watching his best performances.


As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Vasyl Lomachenko talked a lot about the war in Ukraine on the eve of his fight with Devin Haney, but carefully avoided mentioning Russian aggression. At first, Vasyl said that only God can stop the war in Ukraine.

Then Lomachenko did not say the word "Ukraine" when he said who he would fight Haney for. And it all ended with Vasyl talking about "big, big problems" in Ukraine instead of talking about the war.

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