UOC (MP) fan Lomachenko was called "icon of Ukraine" before fight with Haney
Mauricio Sulaimán, President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), has expressed his admiration for former three-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs). The sports official noted that the boxer's victory in a fight against American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) on May 20 will make Ukrainians proud.
Sulaimán said this in an interview with Xsport. The head of the WBC, who is known for his categorical support of our country and condemnation of Russia's military aggression, called Lomachenko, a fan of the UOC-MP, "an icon of Ukraine", and his success in the fight with Haney can add strength to Ukraine's fight against the occupiers.
"Lomachenko is an icon for Ukraine and will represent his entire country on Saturday night. Ukraine really needs inspiration in these difficult times, and Lomachenko's victory over Haynie can give your country strength and help you feel proud of your countryman. This is also why it will be the most important moment in Vasyl's career," said Sulaimán.
The boxing night with Vasyl and Devin will take place in Las Vegas, USA, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. OBOZREVATEL will provide a live stream of the Lomachenko vs Haney fight. The fight will start at approximately 6:00 Kyiv time on Sunday, May 21.
The day before, during a press conference, our compatriot said that only God can stop the war in Ukraine. The inscription on his T-shirt disgusted the fans.
In addition, Lomachenko did not say the word "Ukraine" when he said who he would fight Haynie for. In turn, promoter Bob Arum admired the Ukrainian people and Vasyl's patriotism. Instead of talking about the war, the Ukrainian spoke about the "big, big problems" in Ukraine.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney had a fight at a new meeting in Las Vegas on the eve of the fight. Our boxer named his advantage over the American. And the current champion threatened the Ukrainian with retribution.
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