Former world lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko shared his thoughts on WBC title holder Devin Haney’s fight against Jorge Linares, in which the young American defeated the Venezuelan veteran by unanimous decision, and was on the verge of falling into the end of the fight.
“Haney vs Linares was a good fight. Haney showed us his skills. He is a very smart boxer, but he had problems in this fight. The last three rounds were very difficult for him. The fight did not seem easy for Haney and no one knows that would have happened if Linares had caught him again.
Of course, I think that the referee helped Haney a little because he kept Linares down for the last three rounds. If the referee took a point from him, I think it would be a different picture. He won this fight without question, but it was not easy.
We all saw the moment Linares shocked him. We’ve all seen the last four rounds. I don’t want to talk about it, since we have all seen it. In our fight with Linares, I found myself in a light knockdown. I didn’t feel like I was out of balance. When I got up, I felt good and was ready to continue the fight. What is there to compare? “- said Vasily Lomachenko in an interview with the YouTube channel SNOWQUEENLA.