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Lomachenko Targets Unifications at Featherweight

By Edward Chaykovksy

WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1KO), fresh from his title victory over Gary Russell Jr., is now targeting the other world champions at his weight. His promoter, Top Rank, has mentioned the idea of having a tournament of fights over the next year or so. Top Rank also promotes WBA champion Nonito Donaire, WBA 'regular' champion Nicholas Walters and IBF champion Evgeny Gradovich.

"It was interesting [to hear that from Top Rank]. But in my opinion in professional boxing and all of these [sanctioning bodies] - you need to create a [singular] championship belt. At the Olympics, the World Cup around 60-70 boxers come in and they held a tournament. I understand that in professional boxing this is impossible because of fights being twelve rounds. But you can stretch this tournament for a year and a half. It would be interesting. And now I sound like a world champion, but I do not consider myself as such. I beat one boxer who never not boxed with any of the fighters at the top. To be the [undisputed] champion of the world - this is when all of the versions are unified, they make ​​a [singular] belt, and you win it. Then you can consider yourself the best," Lomachenko said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 07-05-2014

[QUOTE=hamada44;14727083]How is he duckin rigo when they fight at diff weights. Loma is a huge featherweight how do u expect him to move down to fight rigo what a doughtnut.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=shadow-boxer;14727319]Idiot. It would be like ODLH-Pac fight. Loma will be…

Comment by richardt on 07-05-2014

[[email protected];14726801]Donaire have to fight Walters soon, and Walters will KO him. I mean Doanire was getting outbox by Darchinyan who is a JBW for fvcks sake.[/QUOTE]Welcome to Boxing. Since you are new to the sport, look up triangle theories.

Comment by shadow-boxer on 07-05-2014

[QUOTE=sugarsmosley;14727042][B]loma be duckin rigo, why aint he movin down for the megafight? also i think he roiding his dad looks supsicious[/QUOTE] Idiot. It would be like ODLH-Pac fight. Loma will be so emaciated that Rigo would easily win by TKO…

Comment by Accountoffline on 07-04-2014

[QUOTE=sugarsmosley;14727040]He still shoundlt be no champ dude be 2-1 [B]gary russel had the flu n was depressed[/B] he aint even no1 anyway loma still a hypejob and [B]naw [U]i ant mad[/U] just real talk fel me[/B][/QUOTE] Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-04-2014

Feels unproven after winning title from a fellow prospect, damn… this guy is destined for greatness folks. He has the skill set but most importantly, the mind frame to reach greatness in a competitive sport that seems to lack it.

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