Devin Haney vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko fight details
After Gervonta Davis's impressive victory over rival Ryan Garcia last month, the next highly-anticipated fight in boxing's stacked lightweight division is between Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Undisputed champion Haney is facing former unified lightweight titlist Lomachenko, who is determined to regain his titles.
The winner of this fight could potentially face Davis next, who is the current WBA (regular) lightweight champion and ready for another big fight. The highly anticipated Haney vs. Lomachenko fight is scheduled for May 20 and will be available on ESPN+ PPV.
This bout is an essential part of the puzzle in the star-studded lightweight division, and fans can learn more about the date, location, odds, and other important details here:
When is Devin Haney vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko?
The Haney-Lomachenko fight is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 (Sunday, May 21 in some time zones). The main card will begin at 10pm ET / 2am GMT / 1pm AEDT.
The approximate start time for the main event is 12am ET / 4am GMT / 3pm AEDT, but this may vary depending on the length of the undercard fights. Haney has stated that he preferred to fight before Ramadan, which runs from March 22 to April 21.
Where is the fight?
The MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas is the venue, with a seating capacity of up to 16,800 people.
Haney vs Lomachenko Odds
Devin Haney, also known as "The Dream," is the current betting favorite at -280, indicating a 73.6% probability of winning over Vasiliy Lomachenko.
While Lomachenko has been considered a pound-for-pound great over the past decade, he is now 35 years old and a slight underdog at bet on UFC fights with +205. Betting $100 on Lomachenko would result in a net gain of $205 based on the current betting line.
Lightweight is one of the most interesting divisions in boxing today. The combination of talented fighters both young and veteran make for great fights and Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko is a clear example.
If there is one thing Haney has shown throughout his career, it is that he wants to always face the big challenges that come his way. A clear example was when he fought Jorge Linares when he was only 22 years old or when he traveled twice to Australia to face reigning champion, George Kambosos.
Now he will defend his undisputed crown against an opponent who has a combined record over amateur and pro of 414-3.
For his part, Lomachenko has had a tough three-year road back to a title shot. He lost his last world title in 2020 to Teofimo Lopez, a shock defeat, and since then has had to defeat Masayoshi Nakatani, Richard Commey and Jermaine Ortiz to claw his way back to contention.
The big question regarding “Loma” is whether his power and reflexes are still the same. He needs to show his best version against a younger opponent who seems to surpass him in several aspects. The Ukrainian has worked for this moment and this is his chance to get back on top.
Haney vs Lomachenko Prediction
Devin Haney, a 24-year-old orthodox boxer, holds a professional record of 29 wins, 17 of which by knockout, with no losses or draws. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and has a reach of 70.9 inches.
In contrast, triple world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, a 35-year-old southpaw, has a professional record of 17 wins, 11 via KO, with two defeats and no draws. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and has a reach of 65.4 inches.
The fight is expected to be highly technical, and for the smaller man and challenger, Lomachenko, to win, he may have to take bigger risks than Haney, who is bound to be aiming to control the fight at distance behind his elite jab. Loma will inevitably be working hard to get his feet into range to rally off his quickfire volleys, but the bigger man will make this incredibly difficult for him with his stick and move tactics.
Haney vs. Lomachenko undercard
Other fights on the card include Raymond Muratalla vs. Jeremia Nakathila in the lightweight division; Oscar Valdez vs. Adam Lopez 2 in the super featherweight division; and Junto Nakatani vs. Andrew Moloney for the WBO super flyweight title.
Both boxers are trained by their fathers, Bill Haney and Anatoly Lomachenko.