The scandal arose during the weigh-in ceremony, which met the Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko (17–2, 11 KOs) and an American Devin Haney (29–0, 15 KOs), the day before the championship fight in Las Vegas for all lightweight belts.
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During the duel of views, a scandal arose: Devin Haney pushed Vasily Lomachenko in the chest.
In an interview immediately after the weigh-in Devin Haney stated that by this act he sent a message to his opponent before the fight:
“It was just the beginning. See how easily I pushed him? He’s smaller, he’s weaker, and I’m going to impose my will on him.”
The duel for the title of absolute world champion will take place on the night of May 20-21 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand arena. Vasily Lomachenko will fight against Devin Haney, who will defend four belts of the undisputed world lightweight champion.
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— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 19, 2023
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