Devin Haney still in talks to fight Vasiliy Lomachenko but Jorge Linares ‘agreed and ready to go’, reveals Eddie Hearn

DEVIN HANEY is still in talks to fight Vasiliy Lomachenko – but Jorge Linares is ‘agreed and ready to go’ as well, revealed Eddie Hearn.

Haney, who holds the WBC title with Teofimo Lopez ‘Franchise’ champion, was mandated to face Ryan Garcia.

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Devin Haney is still in talks to fight Vasiliy Lomachenko[/caption]

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Jorge Linares was beaten by Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2018[/caption]

But Garcia, 22, was instead focussing on Manny Pacquiao, 42, or Gervonta Davis, 26, with Hearn forced to look at new opponents.

Linares, 35, has agreed to terms, but after a Twitter dispute between Haney, 22, and Loma, 32, the promoter contacted the Ukrainian’s manager Egis Klimas.

Haney’s dad Bill prefers his son to face Lomachenko, but Hearn warned the Linares fight is most likely next, with a deal already in place.

He told iFL TV: “It took a bit of a U-turn as Lomachenko popped up. Bill Haney phoned me and said, ‘Make the Lomachenko fight’.

“So I reached out, I actually spoke to Egis Klimas, not to make an offer or anything like that, but just to say, ‘I think we’ll make an offer to Top Rank’.

“I’m happy to do that fight, I think it’s a fantastic fight and Devin is more than happy to fight Lomachenko.

“So, if we can agree terms that that would probably be a preferred fight to Linares.

“But if we can’t, Linares is pretty much agreed and ready to go.”

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