Lomachenko Not Very Interested in Facing Crolla or Campbell

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.

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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.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 09-27-2018

Lomachenko doesn't want to fight any Eurobums. Respect to him for that.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 09-26-2018

Big fan of Nomaschenko, hopefully him and Mikey can settle of who’s the best at 135 next year! Mikey needs to hold his horses on that Spence fight, let’s all hope Robert is talking him outta of that fight cuz…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 09-26-2018

[QUOTE=dwayne3534;19142333]Whhhhhaaaatt??? Gary Russell, Nick Walters, Linares. Don't embarrass yourself bro.[/QUOTE] You're right I give you the Gary Russell and the Linares fight. Walters was a good win as well but he came off a layoff. Still a good resume 12…

Comment by theface07 on 09-26-2018

[QUOTE=sicko;19141635]Props to Loma, sounds like he going all in for Mikey now and Mikey needs to do the same and not move up for Spence Jr, a fight NOBODY is excited for or calling for. Mikey vs Loma is the…

Comment by Lomasexual on 09-26-2018

[QUOTE=el***;19142472]loma - garcia needs to happen. These guys are title holders in the same division and both top 10 p4p. Arum is going to work like hell though to prevent it. He was in court with garcia for years and…

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