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Lomachenko's Manager: We're Ready For Gary Russell

By Yuri Tarantin (Allboxing.ru) and Alexey Sukachev

Last Friday, a purse bid was held to define a hosting party for an intriguing match-up between two former Olympians: local American standout Gary Russell Jr. (24-0, 14 KOs) and Ukrainian superstar Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1, 1 KO). Golden Boy, promoter of Mr. Russell, won the bid with a narrow amount, outbidding Top Rank by just $2,500. Which means the fight for a vacant WBO featherweight title (which was previously contested by Lomachenko and lost by him to Orlando Salido on a split decision) will most probably be held in Los Angeles, California on June 21.

Egis Klimas, manager of Lomachenko, was ensured the win of the purse bid isn’t equal to a win in the fight itself.

“Nothing really dangerous for Vasily here”, said Klimas to Allboxing.ru. “Who cares about the organizers, once fighters enter through the ropes and then collide in the center of the ring [we'll see what happens]. Of course, we shall look very carefully at the judges selected by the California State Athletic Commission. All other things don’t matter at all. We shall be prepared for a tough fight regardless."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Luiz on 04-22-2014

So Loma chose the hard path for Pros. I like it.

Comment by PainfromUkraine on 04-22-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14457050]No he won't . You can't shortcut the pro learning curve no matter how great of an amateur you are. Learning to deal with different styles, countering dirty tricks, mapping out a strategy for a 12 round fight...these are all…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 04-22-2014

Let's get it Lomachenko!! I hope he puts a beating on Russell.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-22-2014

[QUOTE=PainfromUkraine;14457010]He will win this one though.[/QUOTE] No he won't . You can't shortcut the pro learning curve no matter how great of an amateur you are. Learning to deal with different styles, countering dirty tricks, mapping out a strategy for…

Comment by PainfromUkraine on 04-22-2014

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;14456979]Lomachenko better win this one, if he takes another L this early with this start it makes his career look bad and definitely keeps him from maximizing his total earnings throughout his career he could of had.[/QUOTE] Well he's already…

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