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Lomachenko-Russell Bout is Ordered By The WBO

By Luke Furman

The World Boxing Organization has ordered Gary Russell Jr. (24-0, 14 KOs), the WBO's mandatory challenger, and number 5 ranked Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1) to fight each other for the vacant WBO featherweight title. The two sides have 30 days to reach an agreement before the match heads to a purse bid.

Earlier this month, two-time Olympic gold medal winner Lomachenko faced Orlando Salido for the title. The belt became vacant after Salido was unable to make weight, and remained vacant after Salido upset Lomachenko with a twelve round decision win.

The WBO decided to give Lomachenko another shot to win the title, due to Salido's inability to make weight and the fact he weighed 147-pounds on the night of the fight.

It will be interesting to see if both sides are capable of reaching an agreement, since Lomachenko is promoted by Top Rank and Russell is handled by rival company Golden Boy Promotions.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by HeroBando on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14688636]Well he was right.... wasn't really close[/QUOTE] Not competitive, as he promised

Comment by Beercules on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=HeroBando;14688618]This guy knows his stuff. You made a sticky, or need help with that?[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1:

Comment by Hougigo on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=HeroBando;14688618]This guy knows his stuff. You made a sticky, or need help with that?[/QUOTE] Well he was right.... wasn't really close

Comment by Hougigo on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=pigsfly;14347534]if this fight is ever made it will be the downfall of lomachenko.........say what you want about russells weak resume but he would sodomize lomachenko and send him to the hospital for post traumatic [email protected] disorder.......... if this fight is…

Comment by HeroBando on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=pigsfly;14347534]if this fight is ever made it will be the downfall of lomachenko.........say what you want about russells weak resume but he would sodomize lomachenko and send him to the hospital for post traumatic [email protected] disorder.......... if this fight is…

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