Devin Haney ‘rejects discrimination’ after feedback about Vasyl Lomachenko struggle

Devin Haney has received all 24 of his fights as a professionalDevin Haney stated he’s “not racist” and rejects “discrimination of any form” after saying throughout an interview that he would “by no means lose to a white boy”.American Haney made the preliminary remark when requested about preventing Ukrainian unified light-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko.The 21-year-old, a former WBC champion, was broadly criticised on social media.Haney later stated he and WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman had a “very constructive dialog”.Responding to a viewer on 78SPORTSTV who stated they hoped he would “finish the hype of Loma”, Haney stated: “I will inform you this. I’ll by no means lose to a white boy in my life. I do not care what no one obtained to say.”Combat a white boy 10 occasions, I’ll beat him 10 occasions.”Fellow American light-weight Ryan Garcia tweeted: “We must always all respect everybody from each race and see who the most effective man is!”I respect Devin Haney and I consider he did not imply this with racist intent however let’s all respect one another for the love of the game.”Haney later despatched two posts on social media.The primary stated: “I am not racist and I by no means can be a racist. I am chasing greatness.”He then posted: “I simply had a really constructive dialog with Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC, and confirmed to him instantly my dedication to be a job mannequin and my absolute rejection of discrimination of any form.”Haney held the WBC light-weight title final yr however was declared ‘champion in recess’ due to harm and has been linked with fights towards Lomachenko and Britain’s Luke Campbell.In 2008, American Bernard Hopkins stated he would “by no means let a white boy beat me” earlier than dealing with Joe Calzaghe, however misplaced a unanimous choice.

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