Lomachenko: My Goal is To Unify at 135, Maybe Return To 130

WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko is motivated to unify the entire 135-pound division.

Lomachenko will defend his world titles in the main event against Anthony “Million Dollar’ Crolla on April 12 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on ESPN+.

After this fight, where Lomachenko is beyond a massive favorite, he hopes to face IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey. They were initially targeted for the April date, but Commey suffered an injury and withdrew from the bout.

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The goal is to unify the entire lightweight division - and then potentially drop back to super featherweight, where Lomachenko has already been a world champion.

“Right now, I am a lightweight, but lightweight is not my ideal weight category. My goal now is to unify all four titles, and then, we’ll see. Maybe I’ll move back down to 130 pounds and win world titles there for a second time," Lomachenko said.

As far as his fight against Crolla, Lomachenko admits that he really doesn't know much about the British boxer outside of his two meetings with Jorge Linares, who Loma knocked out last May.

“I don’t know too much about him. I know him from his two fights with Jorge Linares. I do know he is an aggressive fighter, and I like to fight guys who come forward," Lomachenko said.

“I want to fight the best. But now, Crolla is the best choice. He is the mandatory challenger and wanted to fight me. That is why I accepted this fight. I don’t know. I can’t see in the future. It depends how he fights. We’ll see.

“I prepare like always. We are training hard. I’ve been training for a couple months already and will put on a great performance for my fans in Los Angeles and on ESPN+. I will show everyone my best style and hope everyone enjoys it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 03-20-2019

[QUOTE=john l;19602874]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzconvo over will NOT happen and don't care what the kid or his father says to get press.Get fricken over it already and im not reading you book long posts when Arum is NOT gone to let it happen…

Comment by john l on 03-20-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19601448]However, didn't you say the other day, that I was the only one who wanted it, and not him or his father? Now I show you that the only ones who [B]DOES NOT [/B]want it, is Loma Pedraza, (and obviously…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 03-20-2019

[QUOTE=john l;19601089]Dude for last time it AINT HAPPENING and your only one who thinks he should fight Loma.Enough not gonna happen and I don't care what they say to get headlines.[/QUOTE]However, didn't you say the other day, that I was…

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 03-20-2019

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;19593260]Go tell that to the last two scrubs Loma fought and the one he's fighting next. Davis is in his way. Loma only has Lopez and Berchelt. I doubt he would fight Lopez, although they are with the same promoter.…

Comment by john l on 03-20-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19592307]You really don't know much about this kid, or his father! They've been calling out Loma, even before Loma fought Pedraza, and definitely after! Go check Bad Left Hook, "Is Teofimo Lopez a Future Lomachenko Opponent?" Read the part of…

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