Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney takes advantage of the media in town as he hosted a workout earlier today.
On May 20, we will get an undisputed lightweight fight between the champion Devin Haney (29-0), defending his belts against Vasiliy Lomachenko (17-2). It’s a fight for the purist as the two fighters perform at the highest level of pugilism. While there are tons of media in town for the Davis-Garcia fight, this was a good time to hold a media workout and get quotes from the champ along with those on the undercard. Here are the quotes sent out by Top Rank.
“Camp has been great. I’m feeling good. I’m feeling strong. My weight is good. I’m happy and in good spirts. I’m ready to go.”
“When we go into a fight, it’s a war. It’s combat. Two warriors going at it. We put our life on the line when we go in that ring.”
“He has experience and ring generalship. I know he’s training for a dirty fight. He wants to get in and get as dirty as possible in the clinch. That’s what I’ve heard that he’s training for. We’re just preparing for whatever he brings to the table. We know the type of fight that he wants.”
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 21, 2023
“It’s a blessing. I’m happy that finally I get my shot at him. The tables have turned. It feels good that the tables have turned. Now I’m the guy giving him the shot. I’m happy that I get to prove myself.”
“My goal is to become a two-time world champion, and I am doing everything I can to achieve my dream. Junto Nakatani is a great fighter, and I truly believe I have what it takes to defeat him.”
Nico Ali Walsh
“I got my start in boxing at Bill Haney’s gym, and I’m thrilled to be part of such a massive event. Fighting in my hometown is always special. I can’t wait for May 20.”
“This is my first scheduled eight-rounder, which represents another step in my professional journey. I’m dedicated to my craft, and I look forward to showing the fans how much I’ve improved since my last fight.”