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Vasyl Lomachenko holds two-division undisputed plan, reveals weight limit

World Boxing News 02/04/2019
Lomachenko

📸 Mikey Williams

Vasyl Lomachenko plans to win all the belts at 135 pounds before moving back down to scoop further prizes at super-featherweight.

The formidable Ukrainian, who won the WBN Fighter of the Year Award in 2016, is currently training for a clash with Anthony Crolla.

Should ‘Loma’ come through, as expected, the likes of Mikey Garcia and Richard Commey will be on the agenda.

Outlining his wishes to emulate great friend and training partner Oleksandr Usyk, Lomachenko is eyeing a clean sweep at his chosen division.

“Right now, I am a lightweight, but lightweight is not my ideal weight category,” explained Lomachenko.

“My goal now is to unify all four titles. And then, we’ll see. Maybe I’ll move back down to 130 pounds and win world titles there for a second time.”

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As things stand, Crolla must be defeated in good fashion on April 12 before putting his blueprint into action.

The 31 year-old admits he’s not witnessed too much of the former WBA title holder.

“I don’t know too much about him. But I know him from his two fights with Jorge Linares. I do know he is an aggressive fighter. I like to fight guys who come forward,” he stated.

“I’ll prepare like always. We are training hard. I will put on a great performance for my fans in Los Angeles and on ESPN+. I’ll show everyone my best style and hope everyone enjoys it.

“I want to fight the best. But now, Crolla is the best choice. He is the mandatory challenger and wanted to fight me. That is why I accepted this fight.”

Asked how he sees the fight panning out, Lomachenko added: “I don’t know. I can’t see in the future. It depends on how he fights. We’ll see.”

Pushed on a future battle with Top Rank stablemate Teofimo Lopez, one of the hottest prospects in world boxing, the Olympic legend concluded: “I’m ready for everyone. I need all the belts.

“If you have a belt, you can come in the ring and I’ll fight with you.”

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