Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney in furious Twitter exchange as Bob Arum says he would welcome fight

BOXING promoter Bob Arum has revealed Vasyl Lomachenko's next fight could be against WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney.

The Ukrainian recently became embroiled in a Twitter spat with Haney as he labelled the American youngster a 'coward'.

And while Loma is coming off the back of a defeat to Teofimo Lopez, his promoter Arum is still willing to throw him straight in with the undefeated Haney.

Speaking to Barbershop Conversations, he said: “Loma vs Haney? That’s a fight we would certainly consider.

“That’d be a really good fight. There’s a lot of good fights for Loma…

“Loma can fight maybe Ryan Garcia. Or, if he wants to go down, maybe Oscar Valdez is a great match for Loma.”

Talk of a fight between Loma and Haney comes after the pair exchanged words on social media earlier this month.

Haney began proceedings by posting: “Where tf is Loma at!?!?!?”

Loma then replied with a rare tweet which read: "I'm here! I'm waiting for you cowards to decide on a real fight, and not on a Twitter fight."


Haney then hit back by adding: "Waiting is not your best bet. I would think you learned that from the Teo fight."

To which Loma responded: "Waiting is your favourite action, because you still haven’t fought with anyone."

Yet despite a fight between Haney and Loma promising fireworks, the 22-year-old American has revealed he is more likely to face three-weight world champion Jorge Linares next.

Haney, a highly-decorated amateur, has a perfect professional record after 25 contests.

Meanwhile, Lomachenko has suffered two defeats in 16 contests but remains one of the standout technicians in the sport.

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