American boxing star Devin Haney has insisted he isn’t racist after claiming he would ‘never lose to a white boy’ when asked about facing rival Vasyl Lomachenko.

The 21-year-old fighter made his controversial remarks as he continues to chase a fight with unified lightweight champion Lomachenko this year.

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Haney’s comments were widely criticized by his rivals and boxing fans on social media, with Ryan Garcia tweeting: ‘We should all respect everyone from every race and see who the best man is!’

After witnessing the outpouring of criticism on Twitter, Haney has now responded with two tweets defending his comments.

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