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.Tags: Guillermo Rigondeaux , Vasyl Lomachenko , Evgeny Gradovich