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Lomachenko Will Head To 135 if No Good Fights Come Up at 130

By Steve Kim

When WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) - who defends his belt against Miguel Marriaga on August 5th at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live on August 5th - was asked what fights he most yearns for. He answered to a group of reporters: Mikey Garcia and Jorge Linares, who are both lightweight belt-holders.

So will this upcoming bout, which will be televised on ESPN, be his swan song at 130-pounds?

''We will see if anything else is possible because we've been told that all the fighters at 130-pounds weren't lined up or didn't have the same schedule or something that didn't stack up with the date," said Egis Klimas, the manager for Lomachenko, who should everything go well versus Marriaga that he will return in December.

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"Top Rank has a new program(on ESPN) and already has planned a date for his next date," continued Klimas, who would like to see if any of the other major belt-holders in the division will want to unify.

"So we have at least a plan to bring him back in the ring. So my thing is if we can get a good fight at 130-pounds, why not? But if nothing is on the horizon we're not going to be thinking twice. We're going to move to 135 and see who can be available."

Garcia, who currently holds the WBC 135-pound title faces Adrien Broner in a junior welterweight bout on July 29th at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. In several recent interviews, Garcia had stated that he plans to return to the lightweight division regardless of the outcome of the Broner bout.

While it looks like Linares, the WBA lightweight champion, will be returning on September 23rd. The WBC may actually order Garcia and Linares to fight each other, because Linares is their "champion in recess."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by p4ptbe on 07-14-2017

[QUOTE=theface07;17858091]Yeah, yeah, yeah, he's a cherry picker who fought for a world title in his second pro fight. GTFOH with that ignorant BS. You talk more trash than Trump. Are you planning on running for office? Have you ever made…

Comment by genrick on 07-14-2017

The Cuban fighter wants $5 million. Translation: I was just promoting my next sh1tty fight.

Comment by SniXSniPe on 07-14-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;17856679]Another hypechenko fan acting as if he has already done that. Don't you see he is now copying the ggg formula to a t,calling out EVERYONE between such & such weight,then turns around & fights b or c lister s…

Comment by uppercut510 on 07-14-2017

oh boy here we go....

Comment by racostaa on 07-14-2017

[QUOTE=TheCell8;17855971]Someone Tell Rigo to at least give Top Rank a call....[/QUOTE]Jaja. Loma is a chicken coward. Now he wants to go to 135 when Rigo offered to move up. Coward

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