"Small difference": Lomachenko called the score of the fight with Haney, calling the American a coward
Former three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) expressed his confidence in his victory over American Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) in his May 20 fight. The native of Belgorod-Dnistrovskiy, after watching the replay of the fight, credited himself with at least seven rounds out of 12.
The Ukrainian stated about it in the interview to YouTube-channel EsNews. He added that Haney must give him a rematch to prove his power, but the American would never take such a step because he is afraid of Lomachenko and is well aware of his loss in Las Vegas.
"Look, after I watched the replay of that fight, my score was 8-4 by rounds in my favor. But that's because it's subjective. So the real score is closer to 7-5. That's pretty much what some analysts gave me. But I have different scores for specific rounds. I think I took the second round. It's a little bit of a difference because we look at things differently. That's fine. The rematch? I don't think it's ever going to happen. I'm sure he's afraid. He understands that he lost and what really happened," Lomachenko said.
Let's remind, fight Lomachenko - Haney passed all 12 rounds and finished by unanimous decision of 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 heated debates among experts and fans.
Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev told that fans swore at the judges after Haney won the fight. Also, statistics of punches confirmed that the Ukrainian had won at least five rounds. In Russia, one journalist called Lomachenko's boxing in the fight a disgrace.
The day before it became known that Vasyl Lomachenko was suspended from boxing after the fight. Devin Haney himself pounced with insults on the Ukrainian boxer.
The team of our compatriot demanded international organizations to announce a mandatory rematch. In turn, Lomachenko expressed confidence that it would be difficult for him to fight again for the title of absolute world champion.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, American coach Teofimo Lopez Sr. called the result of Lomachenko - Haynie fight a disgrace to boxing. He also compared the judges of the fight to the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. And Lomachenko himself was challenged by the undefeated American.