By Adam Baskin: George Kambosos Jr is choosing Devin Haney to efficiently defend his 4 light-weight belts in opposition to Vasyl Lomachenko in Might.
If the current photos of Haney are actual and never a photoshop job, Lomachenko will likely be preventing a junior middleweight on the evening and making a gift of an unlimited quantity of weight. Haney lacks energy, however when you could have that dimension competing in opposition to a small light-weight in Lomachenko, you’ll win simply by being the larger man.
It’s too unhealthy there’s not a rehydration clause on this battle to maintain issues honest as a result of if Haney rehydrates to 157+ after making the 135-lb restrict, that’s an excessive amount of weight for even a proficient fighter like Lomachenko to cope with.
Many boxing followers don’t care how a lot a fighter rehydrates as lengthy they make weight. It’s harmful when you could have a fighter that may dehydrate to make weight to compete in opposition to guys a lot smaller than themselves.
Typically, it’s the youthful fighters that may take off huge quantities of weight to sport the system. As soon as a fighter reaches their late 20s or early 30s, they will not do that as a result of it’s too onerous on their physique.
Proper now, Haney can nonetheless soften down large quantities of weight, however he may be on the finish of the highway and want to maneuver as much as 140 or, ideally, 147.
Haney seems like he rehydrated welterweight, and it’s onerous to consider he’ll make weight for his battle with Loma in Might.
Win or lose, Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) will likely be shifting as much as 140 after he faces Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs), and Kambosos Jr says he’s going to be one of many “massive fish” that may go after straps.
Kambosos feels that Haney is just too good for the 34-year-old former three-division world champion Lomachenko, who’s beginning to present indicators of age in his current fights.
“I see Haney defending his belts in opposition to Lomachenko. I actually do like Lomachenko as an individual and as a fighter. I simply assume it’s father time has caught him, and Haney is simply too good,” mentioned George Kambosos Jr to Sporting Information Australia, choosing Devin Haney over Vasyl Lomachenko.
“Stylistically, it’s a foul match-up for him, Lomachenko. It was for me as nicely, however that’s the danger we take as fighters. I believe he [Haney] seems good in that battle, makes an announcement, and vacates the belts.
“At that stage, we can have mapped out our subsequent battle, and them belts are going to be vacated. The large names. The large fish within the division are going to be looking them belts, and I’m one of many massive fish once more,” mentioned Kambosos.