According to Loma, his age appears to be the main reason.
“In the future, if my promoter can make a fight with a fighter from 59 kg (super featherweight division - 112 International.), I will go down there. In order to get a top opponent. I am not going to welterweight. I am not 20 years old, I am 31. The lightweight division is my natural limit,” Lomachenko said.
He is expected to face Teofimo Lopez in a unification bout that would crown the undisputed champion of the lightweight division. The fight is scheduled for May 30, the venue has not been announced yet.
As we reported earlier, according to Mixsport.pro, Vasyl Lomachenko is expected to get the highest payday of his career for a unification bout against Teofimo Lopez.
The Ukrainian boxer will allegedly receive 4,5 million dollars. His American counterpart will also get the biggest fee of his professional career – 2,5 million dollars.