Jeff Mayweather says Lomachenko not focused for Haney fight
By Daddy: Jeff Mayweather believes Vasyl Lomachenko isn’t focused on his fight with Devin Haney on Saturday as a result of he appeared disengaged mentally throughout the closing press convention this week, concentrating rather a lot on his dwelling nation of Ukraine.
Jeff says Lomachenko didn’t seem to be he cared a lot about this fight, and he feels that’s going to be mirrored when he challenges Haney for his undisputed light-weight championship this Saturday, Might twentieth on the MGM Grand Backyard Areena in Las Vegas. The occasion might be proven on ESPN+ PPV for $59.99.
It’s comprehensible why Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) can be distracted as a result of his nation is in a warfare with Russia.
Haney & Loma have to take dangers
“I don’t suppose it’s disrespectful. He principally received thrown up into the rankings with out actually doing something,” mentioned Jeff Mayweather to Mayweather Channel about Vasyl Lomachenko.
“Simply since you had been an awesome beginner, you didn’t do something. You didn’t do something on the professional stage.
“Devin labored extraordinarily exhausting to get to the place he’s at. I feel Lomachenko is a good fighter, however there’s an enormous dimension distinction. I do know Devin mentioned he was as excessive as 156 kilos, and that might backfire on him.
“I don’t suppose you need to get that large. You bought to lose 20 lbs to make your weight class. That’s in all probability not deliberate. I feel that will have simply occurred,” mentioned Mayweather about Haney weighing 156.
“They’re each boxers and when you could have two boxers, it’s form of a boring fight except you’re an individual that actually loves boxing. So it might be a fight that’s not that thrilling, however then once more, it relies upon.
“Someone goes to must take dangers. Devin is the world champion, so his belts are on the road. He’s going to must work exhausting to defend his title. Lomachenko goes to must do one thing. When he fought Teofimo Lopez, he did completely nothing.
Haney will use dimension in opposition to Lomachenko
“Devin is a man that is aware of how one can field, and their types are form of comparable. I feel Devin goes to make use of his vary, his distance, his top, and his bodily dimension in opposition to him.
“That would really occur as a result of all of it depends upon the load that he took off of him. Was that his common dimension?” mentioned Mayweather when requested if it may work in opposition to Haney if he takes a ton of weight off to make 135 after which places it again on when he rehydrates.
“I don’t suppose he’s attempting to make himself a lot greater than he’s as a result of Devin is younger and remains to be rising. I feel that whenever you’re rising, you don’t know if the load goes to have an effect on you.
“You don’t know till you get within the ring. He might need put himself able the place he might be drained. However I’m not trying to give him any excuse. I feel each guys are 100% and are moving into there to fight.
“I feel that Devin goes to win. He’s craftier than Lomachenko. I don’t base it on his fight with Teofimo. He did completely nothing, and that was one of many largest fights of his profession, and he did completely nothing,” mentioned Mayweather.
Does Loma care about this fight?
“So, he can’t get right into a fight with Devin Haney and not do nothing in any respect,” mentioned Jeff. “It appeared wish to me on the press convention; he was extra fearful about his nation than the fight itself. It’s nearly just like the fight didn’t imply something to him.
“Don’t get me improper. That’s extra necessary than a fight, however nonetheless, he appeared like he didn’t care in any respect, and I don’t know if that’s going to indicate up within the fight evening. On the fight evening, if that exhibits up, he in all probability doesn’t care if he wins or loses.
“I’m telling him to make use of his ability set and his bodily dimension,” mentioned Mayweather when requested what he’d inform Haney if he had been his coach for this fight to his benefit.
“Whether or not his weight that he placed on or his weight that he misplaced, he’s bodily greater than Lomachenko. He’s greater than him. So, I feel that’s going to play an element.
“I feel Devin wins the fight by resolution. I don’t suppose both man is that large of a puncher. Possibly we’ll see a shock, however I feel each guys are very intelligent. Each guys are nice boxers.
“I don’t see anybody getting knocked out, however something can occur in boxing,” mentioned Jeff.