Devin Haney's father and trainer, Bill Haney, was struck by a beer bottle hurled from the crowd as they exited the arena following the Vasyl Lomachenko fight.
Despite the controversial unanimous decision, Haney managed to retain his WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO lightweight world titles in a hard-fought battle against the Ukrainian.
The highly anticipated bout delivered a display of exceptional skill, featuring numerous closely contested rounds. Both Devin Haney and Vasyl Lomachenko showcased their elite boxing intelligence, adapting and shifting momentum throughout the fight to keep the competition fierce.
When the final bell resounded, the outcome remained uncertain. The judges' scorecards revealed a split decision of 116-112, 115-113, and 115-113 in favor of Haney. This verdict, however, was met with disapproval from fans who believed Lomachenko deserved the win, resulting in a chorus of boos cascading upon the champion as he departed the arena.
Despite the contentious circumstances, both Devin Haney and his father/trainer Bill Haney defiantly raised their fists in triumph. Moments later, the celebratory atmosphere turned sour when Bill Haney was struck in the head by a beer bottle flung from the crowd.
Here's the footage of Bill Haney getting a bottle/can? thrown at him after exiting the ring pic.twitter.com/UMaIts4uut— El CampoRican 🇻🇮🏴☠️ 🇺🇸 (@RyanOSTX) May 21, 2023
Bill Haney said: "The guy that hit me with the Bud Light bottle - bless you, bless you. Allahu Akbar, Alhamdulillah."
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