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Boxing: Devin Haney remains the undisputed lightweight champion

Devin Haney’s four titles, IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight champion, were on the line Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In a very exciting fight, Hani defeated Vasily Lomachenko via unanimous decision (116-112 115-113 115-113).

Thus Hani (30-0, 15 KOs) remains the undisputed lightweight champion of the four organizations. Despite the fight on American soil, the referees’ decision was booed by Las Vegas.

“Lomachenko is a future Hall of Famer, and he’s a great boxer for him,” Haney said in the ring after the fight.

Ukrainian Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) was trying to become world champion again for the first time since his loss to Teofimo Lopez in October 2020. Loma was particularly solid in the last four rounds of the fight, getting very close to serve. His opponent is on the ground with beautiful combinations.

“I want to thank you, the fans, for your support during this fight,” Lomachenko said to cheers from the crowd. I think I’m proving to everyone that I’m in good shape and that I have good boxing to offer. Hani is a good boxer, but he is far from the best pound. »

Hani has been a champion since his victory over Georges Camposos Jr. in June 2022. Hani successfully defended his titles after only four months in a rematch against Camposos.

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