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Devin Haney could face disciplinary hearing over weigh-in shove

Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney shoved Vasiliy Lomachenko after their ceremonial weigh-in Friday afternoon on the stage inside the MGM Grand Garden.

As a result, the Nevada Athletic Commission intends to request a disciplinary hearing at its next meeting, a source told the Review-Journal.

The shove abruptly ended a spirited faceoff, during which Haney (29-0, 15 knockouts) taunted Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs) before extending his arms and pressing him backward.

Lomachenko appeared unfazed and maintained the stoic demeanor he’s displayed throughout the promotion.

The crowd booed Haney, a 24-year-old Las Vegan, who puts his titles on the line Saturday against Lomachenko, 35 and a three-division champion from Ukraine.

The shove could result in a fine for Haney, who is due to make at least $4 million, according to ESPN. Lomachenko is guaranteed a minimum of $3 million.

Contact Sam Gordon at sgordon@reviewjournal.con. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.

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