WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is preparing to fight WBO lightweight titlist Jose Pedraza in New York on December 8.
He has previously been spoken of as a potential opponent for Britain’s Terry Flanagan, Anthony Crolla and Luke Campbell, but while he found Saturday’s occasion at Wembley to be impressive, there are presently no British fighters who tempt him.
Crolla is taking part in a WBA world title eliminator on November 10, against Daud Yordan. Their contest is part of the undercard to the Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew cruiserweight showdown.
Campbell, an Olympic gold medal winner, is quickly moving up the ranks under the WBC. He is inching closer to a fight with WBC champion Mikey Garcia, but he also wants a clash with Lomachenko.
But Lomachenko has little interest in facing either Campbell or Crolla - unless one of them wins a world title or reaches a point where observers views them as the best of their weight class.
And if that happens, he doesn't rule out the idea of fighting them on a big stadium show in the UK - as he was present at Wembley Stadium last Saturday when Anthony Joshua knocked out Alexander Povetkin.
“Why should they interest me, for me to fight them?” said the 30-year-old. “They’re not the champions. If they’re going to be the best ones one day I’d be interested to fight. I want champions, guys who have belts, and to unify titles.
“Of course, I’d like to fight some day in such a big arena. I’d never been – this was my first time I came to a show like that. I saw so many people, so many fans, and the atmosphere was very good.”
Asked of the prospect of one day following Usyk, who has signed with Matchroom, in working with a British promoter, he responded: “It depends on what kind of numbers we’re going to be talking.”