Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

lomachenko (4)_4

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (126)
Top Headlines Wilder: Why Won't Fury Take Rematch if He Feels He Was Robbed? Argenis Mendez: That Was No Draw, I Beat Anthony Peterson Ryan Garcia Is The Boxing Superstar Of The Digital Era Lamont Peterson: It's Been a Long Career, But Today is The Today Hearn: Fury-Schwarz is Dreadful, Schwarz is Not Even Top 15! Sergey Lipinets Breaks Down, Stops Lamont Peterson in Tenth Lamont Peterson-Sergey Lipinets: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jamontay Clark Survives Tough Moments, Beats Vernon Brown Anthony Peterson, Argenis Mendez Box To a Split Draw Erik Morales vs. Sergio Martinez Exhibition Clash in Talks Photos: Jarrett Hurd, Julian Williams - Face To Face at Presser Chudinov Stops Nuerlang in Five, Extends W-Streak To Five Peterson vs. Lipinets - LIVE Fights Results From MGM Lamont Peterson-Sergey Lipinets: Stats & Stakes Petr Petrov Stops Hermin Isava in Four Rounds in Spain PBC on FS1 Show Truly A Family Affair For Lamont Peterson Serhii Bohachuk Ready To Begin His 2019 Run at The Avalon Lamont Peterson: Never Felt Like I Was Done After Spence Loss Photos: Jessie Magdaleno Beats Ramos, Dadashev With Big KO Lamont Peterson Feels Refreshed Following Year-Long Ring Break Manny Pacquiao Leaves Spence Off List Of Potential Opponents Photos: Kubrat Pulev, With Horrible Cut, Knocks Dinu Out Photos: Charlie Edwards Dominates Moreno, Retains WBC Belt Photos: Joshua Buatsi, Lawrence Okolie Get Big Knockout Wins Photos: Lewis Ritson Arrives at 140 With Tough Decision Win Wlodarczyk, Cabrera Mioletti, Czerkaszyn Get Weekend Wins Bellew: I'm Not Sure Wilder & Fury Believe They Can Beat Joshua De La Hoya: Canelo Not Afraid of Kovalev, Andre Ward, GGG! Bob Arum: Wilder-Fury Rematch - Not Until February 2020 Julio Cesar Martinez Blasts Out Andrew Selby, Gains WBC Shot Kubrat Pulev Overcomes Severe Cut, Stops Dinu in Seventh Jessie Magdaleno Decisions Rico Ramos Over Ten Maxim Dadashev Flattens Ricky Sismundo in Fourth Round Top Rank on ESPN Undercard Results From Costa Mesa Sam Bowen Continues His Rise With TKO of Jordan McCorry Tyson Fury: I Can't Wait To Face Schwarz, He's Unbeaten & Fresh! Photos: Lamont Peterson, Sergey Lipinets - Ready For Battle Charlie Edwards Easily Outboxes Angel Moreno To Retain Title Nathan Gorman Easily Decisions Kevin Johnson Over Ten Joshua Buatsi Drops Liam Conroy Twice, Stops Him in Third
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement