LOS ANGELES: American Devin Haney retained his undisputed light-weight international name on Saturday, defeating Ukrainian former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko via a unanimous issues choice in Las Vegas. A bruising 12-round combat that featured a number of shut rounds completed with Haney shading it on all 3 scorecards, with judges scoring it 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 in his prefer.
The unbeaten 24-year-old Haney, who improves to 30-0 with 15 knockouts, began the struggle aggressively to win the hole around. However veteran Lomachenko, 35, battled again brilliantly to land a number of arduous pictures in the second one and 3rd rounds, wobbling Haney with a cast uppercut within the 3rd.
Haney gave the impression to simply acquire the brink within the heart rounds of the struggle earlier than Lomachenko completed strongly with the group within the MGM Grand Lawn Enviornment roaring the previous champion on. Haney even though rocked Lomachenko with a left hook within the 7th around and endured to seek out his goal with crisp counter-punching although the Ukrainian in the end landed extra punches during the struggle, 124 to the American’s 110.
The win way Haney keeps his Global Boxing Affiliation, Global Boxing Council, World Boxing Federation and Global Boxing Group belts. He was the primary undisputed light-weight international champion since Pernell Whitaker in 1990 with a lopsided choice over George Kambosos in Melbourne in June 2022. Lomachenko returned to the hoop in October closing 12 months after after enrolling in a territorial protection unit for Ukraine after the invasion of the rustic via Russia. The veteran’s document fell to 17-3 with 11 knockouts after Saturday’s defeat. – AFP