Haney vs Lomachenko: Shakur Stevenson could await winner in huge boxing superfight
The 24-year-old defends his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight titles in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning in the biggest fight of his career.
‘The Dream’ (29-0) has enjoyed a rapid rise since making his professional debut in 2015 and unified the division by beating George Kambosos Jr just over a year ago.
Haney then defended his titles against Kambosos Jr in October and is preparing for his toughest test yet.
Lomachenko has bounced back from his loss to Teofimo Lopez winning his last three fights and carries a legacy few in the sport can match.
While DuBoef stresses that Haney can’t ignore the Ukrainian, he believes in a tantalizing encounter with former unified super featherweight champion Stevenson.
“With Devin Haney, he’s so big, can he stay at 135 pounds? Or does he jump up to 140 pounds? And we’re also loaded at 140 pounds and there are opportunities there,” he said. he declared.
“So I think from a pure boxing standpoint, seeing Devin and Shakur is a natural, natural fight.
“It would have been like Mayweather and Mosley in their heyday, which we didn’t understand.
“It’s that type of fight, and they know each other well. I love doing these type of fights, but we’ll see what happens with the outcome and how both fighters feel and how Lomachenko feels.
“We have to read the play a little better and decide to make moves with the fighters, rather than forcing something they don’t really want.”
Lomachenko tipped the scales at 136 pounds, while Haney came in at 134.9 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in.