Boxing: Lomachenko could meet Pacquiao in ring

Source : 112 Ukraine

The sides currently discuss the weight category
14:23, 17 January 2018

Ukraine’s WBO lightweight champion of the world Vasyl Lomachenko could meet with renowned Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, BoxingScene reports.

‘We’re now talking about a fight against Vasyl Lomachenko. So far, we’ve been discussing the weight category for this fight. I still miss the boxing,’ Pacquiao said.

Lomachenko is currently in the featherweight division (up to 59 kg); Pacquiao performs in the middleweight (up to 66.7).

In December 2017, the Ukrainian claimed the title of the best boxer of the passing year granted by the HBO channel. The fighter confidently defeated Guillermo Rigondeaux and thus defended his WBO title, which added to his already impressive image. Lomachenko retained his WBO title in that bout; the TKO occurred in Round 6, as the Cuban said he injured his hand and could not continue.

Related: Boxing: Ukraine’s Lomachenko ranked first among world’s top boxers

Earlier in 2017, Lomachenko also outmatched Jason Sosa and Miguel Marriaga; in all three fights, he triumphed and preserved his championship. 

Previously, the Ukrainian was considered the year's best boxer by Fightnews and Boxing News 24; he also remains in the top three of ESPN and BWAA rankings.

Related: HBO channel ranks Lomachenko best boxer in 2017

Related: Boxing: Ukraine’s Lomachenko ranked first among world’s top boxers

Related: Boxing: Lomachenko wins over Rigondeaux

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