Devin Haney edges Vasiliy Lomachenko to retain undisputed title

LAS VEGAS — Devin Haney defended his undisputed lightweight championship with a unanimous victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko Saturday in a fast-paced bout in front of a sold-out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) controlled the first half of the fight with superb bodywork and one of the best shots in boxing to prevail with scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113.

Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) finished the fight strong with his trademark thrusts from eerie angles that led to loud boos after the verdict. According to CompuBox, Lomachenko outclassed Haney with 124-110 in total strokes and 95-90 in power strokes.

The win over Lomachenko, a future Hall of Famer, was the second defense of Haney’s four 135-pound titles, which he won from George Kambosos in Australia last June.

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