WBA lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) is recovering from his recent surgery to correct a shoulder injury.
Last month at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Lomachenko recovered from a sixth round knockout to stop Jorge Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) in the tenth round.
Lomachenko was initially scheduled to return on August 25th in Los Angeles, potentially against WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran in a unification.
Lomachenko will still fight again in 2018, more than likely in December - and the opponent could very well remain as Beltran
"Maybe it will be in December, on December 9 [for my next fight]," Lomachenko told TMZ.
The one thing Lomachenko said for sure, is that he's not going to fight WBC champion Mikey Garcia next.
"No, not next," Lomachenko said.
Garcia will likely face IBF champion Robert Easter in a unification, on a date in August.
Another potential opponent is Gervonta Davis (20-0, 19 KOs) - who captured the WBA super featherweight title in April with a destructive stoppage of Jesus Cuellar.
Lomachenko says he's more than ready to fight Davis - as long as the contest takes place at 135-pounds. Lomachenko has no intention of dropping back to 130 for any opponent.
"If he goes to my weight category, to my next weight category [I'll fight him]. Why not? I'm ready. I'm at 135," Lomachenko said.
Floyd Mayweather, who promotes Davis, had recent contacted Top Rank - who handle Lomachenko - to discuss the idea of matching their two fighters.
Lomachenko, who also captured world titles at featherweight and super featherweight, stated that he doesn't know if a potential move to junior welterweight will actually happen in the future.
Besides Beltran, the other possible option for Lomachenko is a high stakes fight with eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao. The possibility of that contest will depend on Pacquiao's ability to win his next fight, against WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on July 14 in Malaysia.