Lomachenko finishes strong to outlast Ortiz, keeping Haney undisputed title fight intact for 2023

Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Jamaine Ortiz during their lightweight bout at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2022 in New York...

He warned many about Jamaine Ortiz’s abilities pre-fight – having spent five weeks sparring with him last year – but seeing the 26-year-old American actually step up only added spice to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s rousing response in the championship rounds. He marked his return with a hard-fought victory, as undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney watched ringside.
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Lomachenko is the talk of the town at lightweight, but has business to complete this weekend

Vasiliy Lomachenko in between rounds during his fight against Richard Commey for the WBO intercontinental lightweight championship at Madison Square...

Former three-weight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko ends his 10-month layoff against Jamel Herring’s final conqueror Jamaine Ortiz (16-0, 8 KOs) this weekend, knowing the unbeaten American prospect represents the only thing still left standing in his way before the wheels start turning on a potential undisputed title opportunity against Devin Haney in 2023. Continue reading

Haney again too good, defends undisputed lightweight titles with UD win in Kambosos rematch

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Devin Haney celebrates victory over George Kambosos Jr. in the World Lightweight Championship bout between George Kambosos Jr. of Australia and Devin Haney of the United States at Rod Laver Arena on October 16, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

He outclassed Kambosos Jr the first time this past summer with minimal trouble. The second time eventually became a bloody, bruising affair but had the same result. Devin Haney, 24 next month, has now defended his undisputed status at lightweight and appears set on one final challenge – perhaps Vasiliy Lomachenko in early 2023 – before moving to light-welterweight. Continue reading

Haney feeling sharp, content with more activity before Kambosos Jr title rematch on Sunday

Devin Haney of the US faces-off with Australia's George Kambosos in Melbourne on October 11 ahead of their rematch for the lightweight unification...

As he prepares to make the first defence of his four lightweight titles against the man he comfortably beat just four months ago, undisputed world champion Devin Haney is both happy to stay active and has said the short spacing between title fights provides him a showcase for further improvements this weekend in Australia. George Kambosos Jr by contrast, quietly working away this time around, believes he’ll shock the world – this time on home soil. Continue reading

Stevenson secures comfy UD12 win over Conceicao, calls for Haney and Lomachenko at 135lbs

Robson Conceição and Shakur Stevenson exchange punches during their WBC and WBO junior lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center on...

Shakur Stevenson flashed brilliance and petulance before getting the job done, but pressingly posed more questions about how he’ll fare at lightweight after easing to a unanimous decision win over Olympic gold medallist Robson Conceicao as a record-breaking 10,107 watched at the Prudential Center in the two-division champion’s homecoming from Newark, New Jersey. Continue reading