Devin Haney is surprisingly revealing for pushing Vasyl Lomachenko while branding the Ukrainian a ‘loser’
DEVIN Haney has announced he has been fined $400,000 for pushing Vasyl Lomachenko at the weigh-in ahead of their undisputed lightweight title fight.
The 24-year-old Nevada native also called the 35-year-old Ukrainian fighter a “poor loser” after beating him in Las Vegas last weekend.
Haney picked up WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts after defeating Lomachenko by unanimous decision in front of his home crowd.
But he was booed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after the verdict was announced and many felt the Ukrainian should have won the undisputed crown.
They include Loma and his entourage, as the fighter’s manager Egis Klimas sent a letter to the boxing federations saying his protégé had been “denied victory in the ring”.
The atmosphere surrounding the blockbuster match was heated even before the two boxing stars entered the ring, as evidenced by Haney shoving Lomachenko at the weigh-in.
And although Haney dubbed the Ukrainian a “future Hall of Famer” after being awarded the win, bad blood between him and Loma flared up again when the latter objected to the outcome of their fight.
“This guy’s one hell of a loser…” he tweeted Wednesday in a comment on Lomachenko’s protests.
“Get out of boxing that privileged loser who keeps making excuses!”
“Take your lost like a man and stop crying…”
“You were supposed to win for the third time in your career and you failed!”
Haney added that he disagreed with the fine he received for shoving Lomachenko.
“Tell the commission give me back my 400,000 for this push!” he wrote at the end of his post.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Haney also tweeted a picture of Lomachenko crying after she lost her fight.
Two of the judges scored 115-113 in Haney’s favour, while the third ruled 116-112.