Devin Haney and Vasyl Lomachenko (Photo: Top Rank)
In his opinion, the result of the match is a disrespect to the whole of Ukraine.
«Haynie’s victory is a disgrace to boxing. This is disrespect to Lomachenko and Ukraine. Vasyl deserved to become the absolute champion, but this crap was taken away from him.
This country has already suffered enough. And they were not given even one night, one opportunity to be great in this world, to be happy, at least for an hour to celebrate the victory without bombings. They see how their people are bombarded, torn apart. It was a moment to give them hope.”
Lopez’s coach also noted that people living outside of Ukraine will never feel what its people feel because of the war.
«In my opinion, Ukrainians are very strong people. They accept everything with gratitude every day. We don’t see it. We take everything for granted when we wake up: “Oh, we didn’t get that, we didn’t get that. I have to pay my bills.” These people live in fear every day, because their relatives may die. Thank God we’re not going through this,” Lopez Sr. said Punsh drunk boxing.
We remind you that Lomachenko lost the fight to Haney for the title of absolute lightweight champion. However, he does not agree with the result and plans to appeal.
Earlier, the manager of Vasyl Lomachenko wrote a letter in which he appealed to the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF with a request to make the boxer the main contender for the championship belt.