Lomachenko: "I believe that when you say something, you need to prove it"

Press Release

17/05/2023

Lomachenko: "I believe that when you say something, you need to prove it"

Undefeated world lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney and former three-division champion Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko (pictured) made their grand arrivals today in Las Vegas ahead of their showdown this Saturday, May 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. 

Haney vs. Lomachenko will stream live on ESPN pay-per-view beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The undercard features a ten-round junior lightweight co-feature between former two-division champion Oscar Valdez (30-1, 23 KOs) and Adam “BluNose” Lopez (16-4, 6 KOs) in a rematch of their 2019 battle.
 
In the pay-per-view opener, rising lightweight Raymond "Danger" Muratalla (17-0, 14 KOs) will take on big-punching Namibian contender Jeremia Nakathila (23-2, 19 KOs) over ten rounds. 

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Devin Haney Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, tickets are on sale now at axs.com.

 At Tuesday's grand arrivals, this is what Haney and Lomachenko had to say:


 
Vasiliy Lomachenko


 
It will be very, very interesting. We have two different styles.
 
I believe that when you say something, you need to prove it. I have a lot of experience in boxing, and anything can happen during a fight.
 
I just think about what I need to do during a fight. And my goal is to become the undisputed champion of the world.
 
Devin Haney
 
 

This is all a dream come true. I thank God for this every day. I watched fighters make their grand arrivals when I was a young kid. This is all a blessing, and I'm excited for Saturday night."
 
I'm going to put on a dominant victory. I'm going to go in there and impose my will on Loma and show the world how great Devin Haney really is, how versatile, how strong, how young, and how experienced I am in that ring.