The Nevada State Athletic Commission has filed a criticism after Devin Haney shoved Vasiliy Lomachenko at their ceremonial weigh-in on Friday afternoon, based on ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
Haney is predicted to be fined for the shove, which occurred forward of their bout on Saturday in Las Vegas. The NSAC additionally requested that Lomachenko endure a second bodily examination earlier than the battle out of an abundance of warning.
Haney and Lomachenko bought into it on Friday at their weigh-in, and Haney instantly shoved Lomachenko onerous within the chest with two fingers. The push despatched Lomachenko flying again earlier than Haney rapidly made his approach off the stage.
Lomachenko didn’t appear bothered by the transfer, and seemed to be high quality.
“Now he’s mine,” Lomachenko mentioned, by way of ESPN. “He don’t have the facility … He’s scared … I see proper now, and 100% [he’s scared].”
Things bought heated between Devin Haney (left) and Vasiliy Lomachenko (proper) at their weigh-in on Friday in Las Vegas (Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc by way of Getty Images)
Haney is ready to earn $4 million assured for the battle, $1 million greater than Lomachenko. Haney, who holds a 29-0 file with 15 KOs, gained the undisputed light-weight championship with a unanimous determination win over George Kambosos in June. He retained that title in a rematch in October, too.
“That was simply the beginning,” Haney mentioned after the shove, by way of ESPN. “You see how straightforward I pushed him? He’s a smaller man and I’m gonna impose my will on him.”
Lomachenko, 35, holds a 17-2 file with 11 KOs in his profession. He misplaced his three light-weight titles to Teofimo Lopez in 2020.