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Haney On Lomachenko: I Will Never Lose To A White Boy In My Life

Devin Haney didn’t hold back when he spoke as part of a live YouTube chat about boxing Vasiliy Lomachenko.

“I can tell you this – I will never lose to a white boy in my life,” Haney said during an hour-long chat Wednesday on the 78SPORTSTV’s YouTube channel. “I don’t care what nobody got to say. Listen, can’t no white boy beat me, I don’t care, on any day of the week. I fight a white boy like 10 times, I’m gonna beat him 10 times.”

Las Vegas’ Haney is black. Ukraine’s Lomachenko is white.

Haney’s response was given to a comment made by someone identified as MehariNation Sports Podcast.

The comment read, “Salute to 78, Devin & Bill Haney. I hope you’ll end the hype of Loma so I can rip BFFTV all day long. Keep grinding Devin, greatness is coming from you.”

Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), the WBC’s lightweight champion in recess, and Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs), the WBC’s franchise lightweight champion, talked trash to one another recently on Instagram. Lomachenko later explained that he replied to Haney because Haney said he would knock out the three-division champion if they fought.

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The 32-year-old Lomachenko likely will fight another young, undefeated lightweight once the coronavirus crisis ends. Contracts hadn’t been signed, but Lomachenko, the WBA/WBO lightweight champ, and newly crowned IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) appeared headed for a 12-round title unification match May 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Lomachenko and Lopez both expect for their 135-pound title fight to be scheduled for some point in the fall.

The 21-year-old Haney, meanwhile, likely will fight the Dominican Republic’s Javier Fortuna in his next bout.

Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC), the WBC’s number one-ranked lightweight, and England’s Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs), who’s ranked second by the WBC, were supposed to fight Friday night for the vacant WBC lightweight title. That card, which was supposed to take place at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, was postponed indefinitely when the COVID-19 pandemic began last month.

Haney has since petitioned the WBC to fight Fortuna next for the title Haney had to relinquish because shoulder surgery in December prevented Haney from making a mandated defense against Fortuna. A healthier Haney should be able to face Fortuna once boxing cards can be scheduled again.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by denilson200 on 04-20-2020

[QUOTE=milkey1;20523689] Black males also make up 6 percent of US population and responsible for 50 percent plus of homisides[/QUOTE]Fk me We must be killing morning noon n night lol. Tell me what was the race of mass shooter in Canada…

Comment by denilson200 on 04-20-2020

I'm a black guy and honestly there is a thing about not wanting to lose to a white guy in the ring or trying extra hard to beat him down. I've seen it in gyms all my life. No hate…

Comment by Bandman on 04-20-2020

dont compare this to Hopkins man. Hopkins was an OG triple OG when he made his comment. this kid is still in diapers. do not compare the two. Haney has not earned enough stripes to be talking like this. Hopkins…

Comment by Freddylove70 on 04-20-2020

There's absolutely no place in professional boxing for that type moronic talk. As a former fan, I hope Lomenchenko make you eat your words. Black, white or whatever. Any person of any race can get knocked out by person of…

Comment by Blond Beast on 04-19-2020

[QUOTE=Boxfan7819;20523975]Lomachenko is Russian don't think they even consider themselves as white[/QUOTE] Right. Im no scholar but I’ve always been interested in Russian history. I’ve constantly read/heard them describe or reference themselves as just plain “Russian”, not as “white” or “Caucasian”.…

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