Five next fights for Devin Haney after George Kambosos Jr rematch win including Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez | The Sun
16th October 2022

DEVIN HANEY returns to America as undisputed lightweight king again after doing the double over George Kambosos Jr.

The American, four months after unifying the belts in Melbourne, returned to the scene of the crime to give Kambosos another masterclass.

Afterwards, Haney said: "We're taking on all comers, no matter who it is we want to fight the best fighters in the world.

"I believe I am the best fighter in the world, whoever it is next, bring it on."

With that being said, SunSport runs down what could be next for Haney.

Vasiliy Lomachenko

Haney, 23, signed a three-fight deal with Top Rank in order to get his shot at Kambosos, 29, and the unified belts.

And Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum already named Lomachenko, 34, as an option after rematching Kambosos in Australia.

The Ukrainian makes his boxing return on October 29 against Jamaine Ortiz, 26, and wants to challenge for the titles after.

And it would makes sense for Haney to close out the final bout on his current contract with pound-for-pound star Lomachenko.

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Teofimo Lopez

Another high-profile fight ready to be made by Top Rank pits bitter rivals Lopez and Haney against each other.

They are former sparring partners-turned arch rivals who were set to fight at lightweight, before Lopez, 25, lost to Kambosos in 2021.

The American has since moved up to super-lightweight, targeting titles at his new home of 140lb.

And with Haney looking gaunt at the 135lb limit, it could be the perfect time to move up and settle the score with Lopez at the same time.

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Gervonta Davis

Perhaps the biggest money fight in the lightweight division would be against pay-per-view headliner Davis, 27.

And the former Floyd Mayweather protege has long rivalled Haney, leaving fans desperate for a battle of the unbeaten pair.

Rumours recently suggest Davis is a free agent after fighting out the final bout on his current deal with promoter Mayweather, 45.

So it could free him up to negotiate a deal with Haney, despite ongoing talks to fight Ryan Garcia, 24.

Ryan Garcia

Garcia and Haney's history dates back to the amateurs, where they both recorded wins over each other.

Since then, Garcia has gone on to become a mainstream attraction with a huge social media following, while Haney has the title belts.

The pair were lined up to fight on DAZN, although a deal could not be reached.

Haney still has a good relationship with DAZN, leaving the door open for a return to face poster boy Garcia.

Shakur Stevenson

Two-weight world champion Stevenson, 25, is set to move up to lightweight after vacating his super-featherweight belt.

Stevenson is currently Top Rank's fastest rising prospect with a history of winning titles alongside Haney in the unpaid ranks.

They even formerly sparred together and hold a huge amount of respect for each other as the climb the rankings.

But with Haney's time at lightweight sure to be coming to an end, a window to fight Stevenson could be short, meaning the time could be now.


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