Devin Haney: People love to hate me, they hate the greats


Devin Haney: People love to hate me, they hate the greats
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In an interview with DAZN's Chris Mannix, Devin Haney talked about various topics, and certainly the most relevant was the one related to the victory against Vasiliy Lomachenko. Haney is aware that many people hate him at this point, but he makes that fuel for him.

“At the end of the day, you know, people love to hate me,” Haney said, as quoted by! "You know, I don’t know what it is”. Haney seems to be enjoying his villain role and doesn't plan to change that anytime soon.

Devin believes that he is such a person. He wants to show everyone that he is a tough character who can create problems for everyone. Years ago, his opponents realized what kind of boxer he was. It is incredible how much passion and desire he enters every match, to defeat his opponent.

“Nah, I mean, it is what it is. I mean, I embrace it now because what can I do? I’m me. You know, it wouldn’t be right if they did it any other way. If they were showing me too much love, I’d be like, ‘What’s up with these guys? They think I’m not the real deal or something?’ So, it is what it is.

They hate the greats and then after they respect them and they applaud them. So, they can say what they wanna say. I know what type of fighter I am, secure in myself and Imma keep beating whoever they put in front of me, one by one”.

Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko

Vasiliy Lomachenko was his opponent. Haney managed to defeat his opponent, in the toughest match of his career. In the end, the judges had their say and decided that Haney was the winner. Although many are unhappy with the scoring and believe that Lomachenko should have won, Haney gave his explanation; “It was definitely a tough fight.

It was my toughest fight up to date. But, you know, it was a competitive fight, but, you know, that’s what people get confused at. They say competitive fights in boxing are robberies. They mistake them for robberies, when, if it’s a close fight, it’s not a robbery.

You know, which I definitely feel like I won the fight. I banked a lot of the early rounds and he had, you know, two big rounds that, you know, made a lotta people think that, you know, he did a lot more than he did. But the last round is the round that I needed, and I took it”.

Devin Haney