After defending his undisputed lightweight title, Devin Haney clearly intends to stay at 135 pounds and is ready for anyone up next- even if its Vasyl Lomachenko, the former unified champion.
We taking on all comers: Devin Haney
This Saturday at the Rod Laver Arena, Haney and Kambosos met in a rematch to their June clash. This time once again, Haney prevailed via unanimous decision, scoring 119-109, 118-110, and 118-110. The champion dominated from the beginning and had no issues over his Aussie counterpart towards victory. At the end of the fight, Haney was asked if he would like to face Lomachenko, and he said he is ready for anyone.
“Man, we taking on all comers,” said Haney, “No matter who it is. We want to fight the best fighters in the world. I believe I’m the best fighter in the world. Whoever it is next, bring them on. And if Lomachenko is next, let him come.” [H/T Boxingscene.com]
It will be at the end of the month when the Ukrainian returns to activity and a victory would put him among the favorites to seek the title, and Haney is ready to face him.
Additionally, Haney was asked if with his victory he would have to be on the pound-for-pound lists, because despite his status as the 135-pound king he does not appear on the list, and he assured that he should be.
“I should definitely be on the pound-for-pound rankings,” Haney went on, “In the first fight he said all I had was a jab. Today I came in and showed my right hand. I showed my versatility. I came to Australia twice and I beat the man in his hometown twice. I definitely deserve to be on the pound for pound rankings.”
At the end, despite everything that was said in the week of the fight or even the jostling after the weigh-in, Haney recognized his rival.
“He is a great warrior, I take my hat off to him. I threw everything at him and he didn’t fall”, he concluded, “He would wait for my jab, the right hand would be key. And when he changed guards I just adjusted.”