Devin Haney is “too smart” for Lomachenko says George Kambosos
Via Sam Volz: George Kambosos Jr predicts that former three-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko will be defeated when he challenges Devin Haney for the undisputed lightweight championship in 2023.
Former unified lightweight champion Kambosos said Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) lacked the caliber or surprisingly the IQ in the ring to beat Haney (29-0.15 KOs).
“It was a great fight. I will not sit here and disrespect Lomachenko,” George Kambosos Jr told fight about a potential fight between undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney and Vasyl Lomachenko in early 2023.
If Lomachenko only focuses on payday, he’s going to fight Haney, so be it. At all costs, Lomachenko should have entered the fight, but if he entered thinking he could win, he’s probably kidding himself.
“Lomachenko is also a true champion. For me, I just think Devin is too big, too sharp and too strongbut that’s why boxing is so good,” Kambosos said.
“I think Devin is getting better and better and will win that game, but I also respect Lomachenko. I still want to give the ring to that guy.
“What will it be? [Teofimo] Lopez did with Lomachenko,Kambosos said.
Haney would be in a similar predicament if he were to move up to 147th and fight the likes of Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford and Vergil Ortiz Jr. .
The difference is that Haney wouldn’t put himself in that situation because he had to know that those fighters would crush him, and his career would be over in four or five fights.
Haney can’t beat any of those guys because he doesn’t have a size advantage over them, and he doesn’t have the strength or chin to compete with a size 147 like him. Maybe he’s a weight bully, but he can still get through it because he can make it through the 135th weight class.
“I want to be in the ring with Lomachenko no matter what he did and how he performed in the last game against Jamaine Ortiz, which we found to be very normal.
“I still want to exchange rings with that man. Style makes for fights, and it’s going to be an interesting fight. For now, he and Haney will be a great fight for fans, but Devin will be too much for him. “Too sharp, too fast, too big and too smart,” says Kambosos.
As small as Lomachenko at 135 lb, he still beat Kambosos because he was too talented for him. Kambosos looked like a rough boxer in his two defeats to Haney, and he would lose to Teofimo if that guy had the mental strength to handle adversity.
It will be difficult for Lomachenko, 34, to overcome Haney’s immense size advantage, but when you factor in his boxing skills, that would be a bridge too far.
Lomachenko looked short and lacked strength in the matches against Jamaine Ortiz and Teofimo Lopez. Those matches show that Loma is not out at 135 lb and should really be fighting at 126.
Even 130 is too big for Lomachenko because the likes of Joe Cordina and Hector Luis Garcia would be too big for him.