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Haney vs Lomachenko LIVE: Result as title fight ends with narrow decision

Re-live updates from the undisputed-title fight in Las Vegas

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Monday 22 May 2023 10:54 BST
Vasiliy Lomachenko left in tears after narrow loss to Devin Haney

Devin Haney remained unbeaten and undisputed with a narrow points win over Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday.

The American, 24, entered Las Vegas with an undefeated record of 29-0, and he improved that tally by edging out Lomachenko 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 on the judges’ scorecards, retaining his lightweight titles in the process.

For Lomachenko, who was the smaller, older fighter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the only adjective that mattered was ‘undisputed’ – a status that has eluded the Ukrainian throughout a storied career. Lomachenko, 35, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and has held world titles at featherweight, super-featherweight, and unified gold at lightweight. Yet he has never been undisputed, and Haney denied the veteran that accolade on Saturday (20 May), narrowly outpointing “Loma”.

A highly-competitive fight featured numerous rounds that were almost too close to call, though Haney was favouring an effective right hook to the body in the first half of the bout. Meanwhile, Lomachenko could not muster the same power but was intermittently stinging the “Dream” with flurries of short, straight punches, with his jab also piercing Haney’s defence. Lomachenko seemed to secure the clearest rounds – the 10th and 11th – but could not quite take the final frame, which all three judges scored in favour of Haney, preventing a majority draw.

Re-live updates from the fight, below. Click here to subscribe to The Independent’s Sport YouTube channel for all the latest sports videos.


Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

“The biggest robbery in the daylight,” said Lomachenko’s manager Egis Klimas, via Sky Sports. “Haney’s team got Christmas in the summer.

“We’re going to appeal this decision. Those judges, they do not understand how the boxers are working hard.

“I guarantee we’re not going to let that go. We want to show there has to be justice.”

More here:

‘Daylight robbery’: Vasiliy Lomachenko’s team plan to appeal Devin Haney defeat

The Ukrainian lost to the American via decision in Las Vegas, with many observers scoring the fight the other way

Alex Pattle22 May 2023 10:49

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Vasiliy Lomachenko left in tears after narrow loss to Devin Haney
Alex Pattle22 May 2023 10:48

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Full fight report here:

Devin Haney edges past Vasiliy Lomachenko to remain unbeaten and undisputed

The American retained the lightweight titles against the Ukrainian in Las Vegas – though many observers scored the bout the other way

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 06:11

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Lomachenko can be seen crying in the locker room. A tough one for the Ukrainian to take.

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 06:02

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Bill Haney says he was hit on the head by a beer can from the crowd. He’s sporting a cut.

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 06:01

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Haney’s trainer and father, Bill Haney, wishes Lomachenko and his father (also his trainer) well.

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 05:59

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Haney suggests that he may move up in weight next time out.

Stevenson says he wants Haney next, though.

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 05:54

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Lomachenko suggests that he should have been given the win.

Shakur Stevenson is in the ring and echoes the sentiment.

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 05:50

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Lomachenko says Haney is not a pound-for-pound top fighter.

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 05:49

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Haney thanks Allah and says this victory will secure his place in the Hall of Fame one day.

He pays respect to a ‘crafty’ Lomachenko.

Alex Pattle21 May 2023 05:48

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