Will be punished. The consequences of the Lomachenko-Haney weigh-in scandal are revealed
WBC, IBF, WBA Super, and WBO lightweight champion Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) will be punished for pushing Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs), ESPN reports. The scandalous incident took place at the official weigh-in ceremony in Las Vegas before their fight for the absolute title.
According to the US media, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will file a complaint with the prosecutor's office to hold a disciplinary hearing at the next meeting.
ESPN sources clarify that Haney is likely to be fined. A second medical examination of Lomachenko was also requested. The organisers want to make sure that the Ukrainian was not injured after the push.
The fight is scheduled to start at 6:00 a.m. Kyiv time on Sunday, May 21.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the boxers met in Las Vegas on the eve of the fight and had a row. Our boxer called his advantage over the American. And the current champion threatened the Ukrainian with retribution.
Lomachenko talked a lot about the war in Ukraine, but carefully avoided mentioning Russian aggression. He did not say the word "Ukraine" when he said who he would fight Haney for. And then, instead of talking about the war, Vasyl spoke about "big, big problems" in Ukraine.
It should be noted that the inscription on Vasyl Lomachenko's T-shirt before the fight with Devin Haney disgusted the fans. In turn, promoter Bob Arum admired the Ukrainian people and the boxer's patriotism. Our website also told the love story of Vasyl and his wife Olena.
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