Advertisement
Advertisement

Lomachenko Open For Rigondeaux, Gradovich Clashes

By Luke Furman

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1KOs) has no issues with with facing stablemates Evgeny Gradovich (18-0, 9KOs), holder of the IBF's featherweight title, and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8KOs), who holds the WBO/WBA super bantamweight titles.

Lomachenko and Gradovich are both managed by Egis Klimas, but that does not appear to be a roadblock in making the fight.

"[Gradovich] is very assertive and a strong fighter. He is correctly called - "Russian Mexican." He can be waist-deep in blood, but never surrenders. I like those kind of boxers and people like them very much. In terms of fighting him, again, it is not a problem for me. If the promoter wants us to fight, then of course we will fight," Lomachenko told Sport Ukraine.

Regarding Rigondeaux, Lomachenko says the fight would have to take place at the featherweight limit of 126-pounds.

"He is considered one of the strongest boxers, regardless of weight class. I'm not going to go down to his weight class or box at a catch-weight because there are official weight classes. And if this fight takes place, it probably will only take place at 126-pounds and that is my weight," Lomachenko said.

Lomachenko returns on March 1, going for gold as he challenges WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido of Mexico.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kombayn on 07-28-2014

Lomachenko/Gradovich would be a very interesting and lucrative fight staged at the right arena. Right now, I'm on the Lomachenko hype train, the man can flat-out box.

Comment by Thurman on 07-28-2014

I want to see this fight so badly. Two geniuses in the ring.

Comment by BendOver on 12-19-2013

[QUOTE=BUNGALOWS;14053285]Rigo would beat Lomo at this point, and probably always will.[/QUOTE]Lomachenko had 6 fights in the WSB, professional fights...

Comment by BUNGALOWS on 12-19-2013

Rigo would beat Lomo at this point, and probably always will.

Comment by BendOver on 12-19-2013

[QUOTE=DannYankee09;14052074]Lol at people saying Rigondeaux is chinny when he got hit with the same punches that made fighters do the bambi legs and go night night before. This is what Rigondeaux did when he got counteredt flush by Donaire. [IMG]http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1552991/1_medium.gif[/IMG]…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (56)
Top Headlines Daud Yordan Gets Technical Nod Over Yoshitaka Kato Amir Khan: When I Beat Canelo, Everyone is Going To Say 'Wow!' Thompson: They Can't Find a Bum For Luis Ortiz, I'd Expose Him! Julian Williams-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Charlo Shot Boxeo Telemundo Season Premiere to Honor Decorated War Veteran Photos/Weights: Machado vs. Araiza, Cotto vs. Lopez, More Francisco Santana Inks Managerial With Frank Espinoza Luis Ortiz's Opponent Hunt Continues For 3/5 HBO Date Amir Khan Hit By Social Media Hack Attack Frampton: I Feel Sorry For Rigo; Quigg Should Be Embarrassed Dublin Weigh-In Turns Deadly; Saturday Show Canceled Sammy Vasquez Jr. Welcomes Billel Dib To PROBox Stable Inoue, Carmona Agree To Terms For Mandatory Title Fight Lundy Warns Terence Crawford: Nobody Has 'Clearly' Beat Me Sanchez: Canelo Can Be 155, But Golovkin Will Weigh 160! Frank Warren Gives His Take on Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan Joseph Parker Nears Title Shot, Lands Top WBO Ranking George Groves Very Interested in Martin Murray Showdown Lolenga Mock Faces Jorge Silva on February 26 in Aarhus Fazeldin-Mboyane Rescheduled For April 2 In Rotherham Fury: If I Can Beat Klitschko, Khan Capable of Stunning Canelo Chavez Jr. Rips Canelo For Facing Khan: Embarrassment To 160 Seanie Monaghan Hungers For Title Shot, Says Time is Now Deontay Wilder: If Fury Wins, I'll Go To The UK To Take His Titles! Video: Ashley Theophane Discusses Adrien Broner Clash Andre Ward: Nobody Wants Kovalev - That's The Guy I Want! Konstantin Ponomarev-Brad Solomon in Play for Pacquiao-Bradley Margarito Ordered To Have More Medical Tests Before Return Photos/Weights: Caballero, Frankie Gomez, Shane Mosley Jr. Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Canelo-Khan, Career, More Alexander Ustinov Accepts WBA Showdown With Luis Ortiz Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Fighting: I Don't Really Miss It Tarver Cracked Hard Over Child Support Bill - Belts, Medal, Car Theophane Explains His Secret Weapon To Beat Adrien Broner John Magda, Christopher Brooker Clash on ShoBox, 2/19 Canelo's Coach: Khan is an Attractive Fight, Dangerous Speed NSAC Approves Canelo-Khan For 5/7 At T-Mobile Arena Callum Smith Pumped For "Biggest Fight" of His Career Tyson Fury Says 5 Venues in The Running For Klitschko Rematch Booth: I'm Going To Make a Statement With Alex Saucedo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement