Spherical by spherical: Devin Haney defeats Vasiliy Lomachenko

  • Mike Coppinger, ESPNMay 21, 2023 12:41 am ET

Devin Haney successfully defended his undisputed lightweight title against former unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. All three judges scored the fight for Haney (116-112, 115-113, 115-113).

“He is a skilled fighter; he’s showing his best in the championship rounds…” Haney said after the fight. “He’s a great fighter.”

Lomachenko came on at the end of the fight and was listed as a -500 favorite on the live line, but the scorecards didn’t fall to him. After the fight ended, he declined to comment on the decision.

“Before I think he got a little better,” Lomachenko said in the ring. “But right now he’s a tough fighter, a good fighter but not a pound fighter.”



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Vasiliy Lomachenko reacts to Devin Haney’s win by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

Haney (30-0, 15 KOs), 24, unified all four major belts with a win over George Kambosos Jr. in June 2022. Lomachenko, 35, had won three straight fights prior to this fight.

How did the action go? Mike Coppinger offers his comprehensive analysis below.

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