Lomachenko Has Interest in Entering World Boxing Super Series

By Luke Furman

A few days ago, promoter Richard Schaefer, who is involved in the ongoing World Boxing Super Series tournaments, revealed that the organization is going to focus on the smaller weight divisions in 2018.

At the moment, the WBSS has ongoing tournaments at cruiserweight and super middleweight.

Next year, they plan to target somewhere around 118 to 126-pounds, but they might go even higher.

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One of Lomachenko's close friends, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, is currently involved in the WBSS tournament - as are nearly all of the major beltholders in his weight class.

"[Next year] we will be completely looking to make a tournament in the smaller divisions, season two would be 118, 122 or 126. I'm sure there will be many Mexicans and other Latino fighters who will be invited to participate," Schaefer revealed.

"Many of the fighters [in the ongoing tournaments] have been from Europe because at cruiserweight that's where the best fighters are (Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Latvia), as well as two Cubans. Super middleweight is also strong in Europe, particularly with George Groves and Chris Eubank. they will face each other in the semi-final in January, which will undoubtedly be an event that will eclipse the world."

If they decide to do a WBSS tournament at super featherweight, and the other champions get on board, then Lomachenko would enter.

"It depends on what the weights are. If it's a weight in which I'm boxing in, then of course it will be interesting to me - because it would make it possible to win all of the belts in one big swoop - this is what I want, what I've been striving for for many years," Lomachenko told Ukrainian Sport.

The super featherweight division is one of the most talent rich weight classes in the sport.

Lomachenko is under contract with Top Rank, who have an exclusive television deal with ESPN - which could complicate the process of having him fight outside of that network.

Lomachenko has already stated that if he doesn't secure a unification at the weight, he intends to move up to the lightweight limit of 135-pounds to purse a third world title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 12-27-2017

[QUOTE=Feint First;18364047]He'll enter the 118 or 122 lb tournament, but force all his opponents to fight him at 130 like Rigo, then all his nuthuggers will proclaim him the second coming of Sugar Ray Robinson after he beats up on…

Comment by JohnP2 on 12-27-2017

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18363933]Gervonta and Mikey are hiding...[/QUOTE] I won't disagree about Tank, but concerning Mikey? Shiiiiiii... Mikey has already made it known multiple times "Come up to 35 and I'll go back down to 35 and we get it in as soon…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 12-27-2017

[QUOTE=jjsmyth87;18363689]Bob will put Loma in with whoever is going to generate the most money. As someone else mentioned Loma would most likely take a pay cut from the 1.2 mill he made last fight. Arum already has the best platform…

Comment by Jerzz on 12-27-2017

126 is it 1. Loma 2. Rigo 3. Gary Russell Jr 4. Abner Mares 5. Carl Frampton 6. Leo Sta Cruz 7. Oscar Valdez 8. Lee Selby 9. Scott Quigg 10. Nonito Donaire

Comment by Feint First on 12-27-2017

He'll enter the 118 or 122 lb tournament, but force all his opponents to fight him at 130 like Rigo, then all his nuthuggers will proclaim him the second coming of Sugar Ray Robinson after he beats up on midgets.

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