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Devin Haney next fight: Vasiliy Lomachenko still top target, Jorge Linares if deal can’t be made

Haney talks about his upcoming fight plans.

During this video interview with Fight Hype, WBC lightweight titleholder Devin Haney talks about feeling healthy again after dealing with injuries and what big fights he’s looking at. Obviously there’s been a lot of talk about Haney possibly fighting Jorge Linares, but that fight has not been made official so Haney is still considering multiple options.

On getting a poor reception to his win over Yuriorkis Gamboa

“I mean, everybody has a right to their own opinion. I feel like I went in there and I put on a master class, like I said. I took him to boxing school and, um, it is what it is. We on to the next.”

On if he’s going to fight Jorge Linares next

“Jorge Linares is the front-runner but I’m still looking forward to — hopefully we can make a fight with Loma. If we can’t then it’s gonna be Linares.”

On Lomachenko finally showing an inclination to fight him

“I’m happy that he finally acknowledged me and finally is interested in making the fight. It sucks now that it comes after he took a loss. I would rather it be when he was on top. But at the end of the day a fight with me and Loma will still be huge and it’s a fight that I would welcome.

“We not ruling nobody out. Whether it’s Javier Fortuna, whether it’s Loma, whether it’s Ryan, whether it’s Teo, whether it’s Tank — it doesn’t matter, I want to fight the best fighters and I want to keep climbing, keep beating them one at a time.”

On why he believes he would beat Lomachenko more decisively than Teofimo Lopez

“At the end of the day Teofimo did lay the blueprint — or another blueprint — on how to beat Loma. So it just shows he can be beat, there is different ways that he can be beat. And it is what it is.”

On what it will be like if he faces Linares who could potentially match his hand speed

“No, I don’t think that he can match my hand speed. I do think that he’s fast. He might be the fastest fight that I fought to date — I think he is the fastest fighter that I fought to date. But I think speed is nothing without timing.”

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