Vasyl Lomachenko arrives in U.S to start coaching for October battle
By means of Jim Calfa: Vasily Lomachenko arrived in Los Angeles as of late to start his coaching for his tune-up battle in October.
The gifted former three-division international champion Lomachenko (16-2 11 KOs) has been out of the hoop since December because of him protecting Ukraine as a part of the Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Territorial Protection Battalion.
Lomachenko, 34, will likely be getting able for a fast warm-up battle in October in opposition to an opponent nonetheless to be named earlier than taking over undisputed light-weight champion Devin Haney for his 4 belts.
Haney has been vocal about now not short of to attend round for Lomachenko whilst he is taking a tune-up battle, as he feels he shouldn’t want a warm-up fit earlier than combating.
With Haney scheduled to stand former unified light-weight champion George Kambosos Jr on October fifteenth, he’s now not going to be to be had to battle Lomachenko in October anyway.
Vasyl Lomachenko arrives
It’s unclear whether or not Lomachenko has misplaced weight whilst protecting his nation within the conflict. If he misplaced muscle tissue, as unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk did whilst serving his nation, it will make sense for Lomachenko to take a tune-up battle first.
“I pray on a daily basis for Ukraine, for the folks…. and forestall the conflict,” mentioned Lomachenko. “Once I got here again to Ukraine, I consider it was once the second one day of the conflict. Your thoughts adjustments since you see a distinct lifestyles. It’s a distinct lifestyles. No one is aware of what took place on at the present time.
“It’s very dangerous. It’s very dangerous for the sector,” Lomachenko persisted. “I’ve ready for this second, and I want this opportunity. I want this battle [for the] undisputed. Undisputed international champion.”
Lomachenko is coming off a 12-round unanimous determination win over former IBF 135-lb champion Richard Commey closing December at Madison Sq. Lawn in New York.
That was once a battle that Loma may have ended early if he’d sought after, as he had Commey harm, however he selected to not put his foot at the fuel to get him out of there.
If Lomachenko can defeat Haney in both December or early 2023, he’d be the brand new undisputed champion at light-weight and can be within the enviable place of protecting the belts in opposition to the highest guys like Gervonta Davis.
It’s too dangerous Ryan Garcia, and Teofimo Lopez have each moved as much as 140, as the ones two can be superb combatants for Lomachenko to battle subsequent 12 months.