After receiving widespread ridicule for promoting Canelo Alvarez to “Franchise Champion,” essentially making him their middleweight champion forever, the WBC have bestowed the same dubious honor upon lightweight ruler Vasiliy Lomachenko. This presumably upgrades interim champion Devin Haney to “regular” champion; he says so, at least.
t is worth mentioning, though, that Lomachenko has been open about his desire to fight tough opposition once he completes his current quest. He specifically named Haney and Gervonta Davis as potential foes in a recent interview, plus Naoya Inoue if “The Monster” continues to rise in weight. This whole bit of stupidity may not wind up having any impact on his plans.