Former three division champion Vasily Lomachenko is still looking to get a measure of revenge against undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney.
Lomachenko challenged Haney back in May and lost a close twelve round unanimous decision. The scores were 115-113, 116-112 and 115-113.
The two-time Olympic gold medal winner believes he was robbed of a victory.
There were conflicting opinions among observers regarding which boxer actually deserved the victory.
Lomachenko's Top Rank stablemate, Shakur Stevenson, is in line for a mandatory shot at Haney.
During the last few days, Haney and Stevenson have been trading words on social media.
It appears Haney is angling to move up to junior welterweight - which in turn has made Stevenson turn his attention to Lomachenko.
“Yo Vasily Lomachenko. Nothing but respect champ, deserved them belts, I hope [you get] healed up and everything is all good with you. I think it’s time for a real high skill level chess I’m ready for a big fight champ, let’s make something happen," Stevenson stated on social media.
If Haney vacates his WBC title, then the two highest ranked contenders under the sanctioning body, Stevenson and Lomachenko, would be ordered to collide.
Lomachenko is still focused on getting a rematch with Haney.
“Shakur thank you. I am ok. But I’m sorry I have unfinished business with Devin Haney,” Lomachenko stated in his reply to Stevenson.
Stevenson understands Lomachenko's position and is willing to sit back to get a clearer picture of the landscape.
“I understand champ, but if he ducks you like he’s ducking me it only makes sense for us to get it in," Stevenson said.
Haney became a promotional free agent in the aftermath of his bout with Lomachenko. During the last few months, he's been speaking with several promoters. Eddie Hearn of Matchroom is attempting to finalize a deal to get him in the ring with WBC 140-pound champion Regis Prograis.