LAS VEGAS–The Nevada State Athletic Commission plans to file a complaint with the attorney’s office for a disciplinary hearing at its next meeting after Devin Haney shoved Vasily Lomachenko at Friday’s weigh-in. a source told ESPN.
A fine is likely for Haney, who is guaranteed $4 million in his undisputed lightweight defense against Lomachenko on Saturday (10pm ET, ESPN+PPV). officials said.
The commission also requested a second physical examination of Lomachenko (17-2, 11 knockouts) to give him full due diligence and medically re-clear him for the fight, according to sources. But the Ukrainian player didn’t seem upset after that.
“Now he’s mine,” said Lomachenko, who weighed 135 pounds at Friday morning’s weigh-in. “He has no power….he’s scared….I know[he’s scared]100 percent now.”
Haney, who weighed 134.9 pounds and was making his second defense of his four-time lightweight title, was booed after the push. The promotion was fairly quiet until 24-year-old Haney launched his challenge across the stage, injecting hype into a showdown between two of boxing’s greatest fighters.
“That was just the beginning,” said Haney, fighting from Las Vegas. “Do you see how easily I pushed him? He’s a small man, and I’m going to impose my will on him.”
Former three-division champion Lomachenko will be guaranteed a paycheck of $3 million, sources said. The 35-year-old lost three lightweight titles to Teofimo Lopez in October 2020.
Haney (29-0, 15 KOs) won the undisputed lightweight title in June with a unanimous decision victory over George Kambosos, and retained the title in a rematch in Australia in October. Haney is ESPN’s #1 lightweight, with Lomachenko ranked #2.
Jeff Mullen, executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, did not return a message requesting comment.