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Lomachenko: I'll Fight Gervonta Davis - But Only at Lightweight

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.

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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.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Red Bull on 06-07-2018

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;18831059]Literally this is the first time I've ever heard anyone call Linares slow. [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/vuvCgEo.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] If you consider speed department then I don't think anyone except Russell jr or Khan is faster

Comment by eco1 on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=T.M.T;18830644]Mikey and Tank stops loma. The guy got knocked down while winning and actually was losing the second half of the Linares fight. Hate and say what you all want but Tank Davis will knock him out. 🥊[/QUOTE] Thank for…

Comment by 5burowz on 06-06-2018

This is a good fight no matter what anybody says.

Comment by nacho daddy on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Sleeks;18833647]Mikey Garcia at 25 years old put a one-sided beating on Salido, knocking him down multiple times and winning basically every round. The only time he was ever hurt was when Salido heatbutted him and broke his nose. You should…

Comment by super-x on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;18831131]Did you see his last fight? Linares is worn out, damaged goods. Way lesser talented guys KOed him. Loma's performance was disappointing and tasted the canvas good too. Davis would have finished him in that round, no coming back.[/QUOTE] It…

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