the indisputable lightweight champion he appeared to lose his composure at the ceremonial weigh-in on Friday before his championship defense.
Devin Haney pushed vasiliy lomachenko in the chest at Friday’s ceremonial weigh-in as the two prepare to enter the ring on Saturday night.
Haney is likely to be fined for the shoving and Nevada State Athletic Commission He will reportedly file a complaint for a disciplinary hearing with his attorney’s office, according to ESPN.
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Lomachenko said Haney doesn’t have the power to beat him after being pushed.
«Now he’s mine. He doesn’t have the power,» Lomachenko said after the push.
«Because he’s scared. He’s scared,» Lomachenko said when asked why Haney pushed him.
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The crowd at the weigh-in booed Haney after he was shoved offstage.
«The time has finally come. It’s been a long time coming,» Haney said. «It’s been four years. I’ve always dreamed of facing him, and emotions have set in now that the time has finally come.»
«That was just the beginning,» Haney said when asked what message he was trying to send with the push. «See how easily I pushed him? He’s a smaller man, and I’m going to impose my will on him.»
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Haney won the undisputed lightweight championship in June and retained the belt in a rematch with George Kambosos Jr. in October.
Lomachenko, 35, has never been an undisputed champion.
«This is my goal, this is my dream [to be undisputed]» Lomachenko told the New York Post. «And now, he is very, very close to me. We followed this dream, with this goal, for a long time.»