Lomachenko Wants More Belts, Hopes For Mikey Garcia in 2019

Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) unified the WBA and WBO lightweight titles after a unanimous decision win over Jose Pedraza on Saturday.

Lomachenko was not at his best, but he was good enough to lock up a convincing win on the cards at 119-107, 117-109 and 117-109.

The Ukrainian (12-1) did not look entirely comfortable early in the fight and that was understandable considering he is months removed from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

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But once he settled in he controlled the fight down the stretch, especially in the 11th round when he knocked Pedraza (25-2) down twice.

"It was my dream to unify titles," Lomachenko said. "It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter. He's a veteran. He did a very good job, and I respect Pedraza and his team."

"Everything is good -- I'm healthy 100 percent," Lomachenko declared after wrapping up the victory to improve to 12-1 with nine wins inside the distance. I am happy," he said. "I (moved) a little closer to my dream, to my goal."

That's to unify all of the major lightweight belts.

"Two more belts, and maybe we can make in the next year a fight with Mikey Garcia," he said.

Lomachenko will have to wait on Garcia for a while. Garcia is moving up by two weight divisions to challenge IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence in a March pay-per-view event.

Garcia still holds the WBC world title at 135, but there is no guarantee that he will return to the lightweight ranks.

Earlier, a good portion of the world was introduced to young and dynamic lightweight Teofimo Lopez.

The 21-year-old delivered a devastating knockout in all of 40 seconds to Mason Menard, a veteran of 38 fights.

Lopez (11-0) caught Menard (34-4) a couple of times early and then delivered a huge shot to his opponent's right temple, ending the bout immediately.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by locorogue on 12-10-2018

my god, Loma should be able to T off and that huge ass head all day

Comment by Dle on 12-10-2018

Loma knows that Mikey loses to Spence, so he’s now calling him out. Mikey could dissect Loma if Spence don’t destroy him.

Comment by 7NN on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=HandsofIron;19342022]Just look at the picture, you can clearly see the size difference between Loma and Mikey. I get that you're a supporter of his but you have to realize that Loma's too small, it'll be GGG-Brook or Canelo-Khan all over…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-10-2018

Mikey will have too much for him I'd think

Comment by HandsofIron on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=factsarenice;19340873]That's funny because if you took the time to look up the video and listen, you'd know that Lomachanko told Mikey to his face that Mikey was good but way too slow. Basically implying that Mikey would lose. So why…

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