Top Rank president Todd DuBoef has expressed his belief that it would “absolutely” make sense for Shakur Stevenson to face the winner of Haney vs Lomachenko. Haney is set to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO belts against Lomachenko in Las Vegas.
DuBoef emphasized the importance of not underestimating Lomachenko. Stating that victory over the Ukrainian star would be a significant achievement for Haney’s career. This could potentially lead to a highly anticipated showdown with Stevenson, the former unified super-featherweight champion.
While acknowledging Haney’s skills and potential, DuBoef highlighted the challenge Lomachenko poses. Referring to him as “the matrix” and one of the great fighters of their era. He expressed his enthusiasm for a potential future bout between Haney and Stevenson. Moreover, describing it as a natural fight that boxing fans would love to see.
Regarding Lomachenko, DuBoef warned against underestimating the Ukrainian fighter, stating that he possesses unique skills and a level of ring craft that hasn’t been seen before. He emphasized the significance of the fight in terms of unifying titles and showcasing the best fighters in the division.
Additionally, DuBoef concluded by expressing his excitement for the upcoming fight between Haney and Lomachenko, emphasizing that he is genuinely intrigued and uncertain about the outcome, as both fighters have something to prove.