Through the post-fight press convention for Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko, each fighters appeared and spoke to the media about their ideas on the struggle and the choice. Lomachenko, for his half, emphasizes the truth that he believes he ought to’ve gained that struggle. Take a look at some excerpts from each fighters beneath.
Lomachenko on how he felt the struggle performed out within the ring
“Look, throughout all struggle I managed the struggle and all struggle I perceive I profitable this struggle. So, for me, in fact (the choice) was a giant shock after which when 12 rounds finish I used to be positive I gained this struggle. However it’s what it’s.
“All of us love boxing, all of us respect boxing. Generally it occurs. My father all the time train me throughout life it’s worthwhile to win with out query…however at the moment possibly was not clarified, at the moment was possibly not a giant domination from my facet. However I perceive that as a result of Haney was not a brand new man in boxing, he’s a superb opponent, and also you don’t must overlook he’s greater than me.”
Lomachenko on cameras catching him crying within the locker room after the struggle
“I simply bear in mind my son, at the moment, known as me seven occasions and each time inform me ‘hey, and the brand new, and the brand new!’ and on this second then I remembered this second. It was very exhausting for me.”
On what number of rounds he believes he beat Haney by
“I don’t know, I can’t let you know proper now as a result of now it won’t be severe from my facet. As a result of I want to take a seat down, give attention to the struggle, see the struggle, and after that I can reply. However 100%, I don’t lose this struggle [chuckles].”
On the place he charges Haney in comparison with different fighters he’s confronted
“I need to see (Jamaine) Ortiz struggle with Haney, it is going to be very attention-grabbing. However for those who’re speaking about Linares, for those who’re speaking about Lopez, for me they’re higher than Haney.”
Haney on how vital his physique work was
“The physique work is what gained me the struggle tonight. I knew I needed to spend money on that physique. We watched a number of tape on Loma, we knew he wasn’t the most important fan of physique photographs so I caught to the sport plan, which was breaking him down which is why I really feel like he was preventing in spurts. He would have some good moments through the spherical, however he wasn’t ending the entire spherical sturdy due to me investing within the physique.”
Haney on how assured he was that he gained the struggle main into the choice
“Yeah, I knew that it was a superb struggle, I used to be undoubtedly assured that I gained the struggle however I knew that it was a detailed struggle. After all he gained rounds. I knew going into the struggle it wouldn’t be a simple struggle, I needed to undergo the hearth to win. I knew Loma is a craft veteran and I couldn’t simply go in there and jab and go in there and use my distance. I knew I needed to take it to him and struggle a struggle that you simply guys have by no means seen me struggle earlier than.
“Not each struggle is gonna be fairly. Some fights you gotta present versatility and totally different kinds and that’s what’s good about me: I can undergo the hearth, I can field, I can jab, I might spend money on the physique. I simply confirmed that me being a younger vet within the recreation at 24 years outdated, I’ve expertise in that ring.”