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Lomachenko Feels "No Pressure" in Russell Jr. Clash

Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1, 1KO) hopes to seize his chance to win a world title in only his third professional fight against Gary Russell (24-0, 14KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson City, California on Saturday.

Lomachenko, a double Olympic and triple world amateur champion, failed in his bid to make history in his second paid bout in March when he dropped a split decision to Orlando Salido.

But after Salido was stripped of his WBO featherweight title for failing to make the weight, the Ukrainian has been handed a second chance against Russell.

Lomachenko said: "I don't feel like there is any pressure on me because I have already lost a fight. Some people fight for five years and never have a single chance to get a title fight. But when I thought I had the chance I worked hard for it, and I think I earned it. I'm confident I am going to prove it by winning the fight."

"I want to thank everyone in my training camp and everyone who helped prepare me for the fight and my friends and family who are in Ukraine supporting me. I think it will be a very good fight on Saturday and I am looking forward to proving that I can win the featherweight title.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SUBZER0ED on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;14682369]Tyson got KO'd by every good fighter he faced. I liked him also but those are the facts. Who thought holyfield would easily destroy him?[/QUOTE] By the time Tyson faced Holyfield, he was past his prime and had lost…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 06-23-2014

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Comment by nacho daddy on 06-21-2014

[QUOTE=parrish duke;14680576]Mike Tyson a hype job??? Wtf are you smoking??? 5'10 giant killer - youngest to win the Heavyweight title ! Hype Jobs are Seth Mithchell / Naseem Hamed(who i liked during his career) / Jaidon Codrington / john Duddy…

Comment by Ray* on 06-21-2014

[QUOTE=The Surgeon;14682308]Aye they are, on the Guerrero show, programme starts at 1:30[/QUOTE] Thanks, got to sleep early then so I can wake for that fight not really interested in the Guerrerro fight to be honest.

Comment by The Surgeon on 06-21-2014

[QUOTE=parrish duke;14680576]Mike Tyson a hype job??? Wtf are you smoking??? 5'10 giant killer - youngest to win the Heavyweight title ! Hype Jobs are Seth Mithchell / Naseem Hamed(who i liked during his career) / Jaidon Codrington / john Duddy…

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