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Lomachenko: 100% I Want Mikey Garcia - But Can He Make 135?

WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) returns to the ring on Friday night, when he headlines a card at the Staples Center in Los Angles and defense his belts against mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs), who previously held the WBA's version of the belt.

Some oddsmakers have Crolla listed as a massive 100-1 underdog in the bout.

"I anticipate a good and entertaining fight. I want to enjoy {myself} during the fight. All of my fights, I have enjoyed. Before the fight, you're nervous a little bit, but when you step in the ring, it's your place. You step into your house, relax and enjoy the fight. I am going to show my best style and give the fans a great show. I am excited to fight at Staples Center. The fans in Los Angeles are special and appreciate my boxing style," Lomachenko said.

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One of the fights that Lomachenko wants most is a unification with WBC world champion Mikey Garcia.

But there is still no determination on whether or not Garcia is planning to move back down to 135-pounds.

Last month, Garcia moved up in weight by two divisions and challenged IBF welterweight champions Errol Spence.

Garcia was dominated over twelve rounds and suffered his first career defeat. Now he's pondering his next career move - and there are several options, including a return to 135, a drop in weight to junior welterweight or taking another high profile fight at welterweight.

Lomachenko hopes that fight can happen - as long as it can happen at 135.

"I still want that fight, 100 percent, but it is up to Mikey. Can he cut the weight? I don't know. But if he can make 135, I want to fight," Lomachenko said.

"My goal is to unify all the titles. If it's {IBF champion Richard} Commey later this year, that would be a great fight. Any champion, I would want to fight. I want IBF and WBC belts. I want to go down in history as a great champion."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Lomasexual on 04-12-2019

[QUOTE=revelated;19653077]So you know, you're right. He DID talk about it - he talked about DUCKING it.[/QUOTE] Loma was talking only about his first fight back after his injury with that quote, nothing more and nothing less. One specific fight, which…

Comment by DaBeastO on 04-12-2019

[QUOTE=Lomasexual;19652118]I'd agree. But I wouldn't say it is because he is scared to fight Loma. I'd say it is to do with him refusing to deal with Arum at all. Which is a shame, but I'm not gonna blame him…

Comment by revelated on 04-12-2019

[QUOTE=Derranged;19653211]The fight was inevitable at 135. He wouldn't have ducked him.[/QUOTE] You don't know that and neither do I. What we DO know is that Loma specifically said he didn't want to fight Mikey at that time. Despite what you…

Comment by Derranged on 04-12-2019

[QUOTE=revelated;19653077]I shouldn't have to do this for you. So you know, you're right. He DID talk about it - he talked about DUCKING it.[/QUOTE] The fight was inevitable at 135. He wouldn't have ducked him.

Comment by revelated on 04-12-2019

[QUOTE=Derranged;19652670]Yea because it's not like Loma talked about fighting Mikey prior to his loss to Spence.....[/QUOTE] I shouldn't have to do this for you. [QUOTE=Lomachenko] “Hopefully, I’ll be back in the ring in December, I felt the pain in the…

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