WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney doesn't have a fight lined up. Neither does former three-belt 135-pound titlist Vasiliy Lomachenko. They appear to be angling for a bout against each other.
The wheels started in motion on Sunday when Haney took to social media wondering where Lomachenko's been since he lost his belts to Teofimo Lopez in October. Lomachenko, who rarely responds to anything on Twitter, fired back.
I'm here! I'm waiting for you cowards to decide on a real fight, and not on a Twitter fight— LOMA (@VasylLomachenko) March 1, 2021
It didn't take long for the 22-year-old to issue a retort. He told Lomachenko "waiting" is what cost him to lose for the second time in his career. Lomachenko took a swipe at Haney for what he perceives as a lack of quality opposition.
Waiting is not your best bet I would think u learned that from the Teo fight 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/1YgJ9xbaQh— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) March 1, 2021
waiting is your favorite action, because you still haven't fought with anyone— LOMA (@VasylLomachenko) March 1, 2021
Haney would get the last word — at least for now — reminding Lomachenko that he was the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt. Then Lomachenko requested to be the "Franchise" champion, which was granted — meaning Lomachenko no longer had to fulfill the title defense.