Middle East may host potential rematch between Lomachenko, Lopez Jr.

Source : 112 Ukraine

Nevertheless, there are no negotiations at this point
12:25, 13 January 2021


Boxing Promoter Bob Arum, who represents both Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko and American Teofimo Lopez Jr., told how things were going on with a possible rematch for the undisputed lightweight championship, The Telegraph reports.

"I have not talked to Lomachenko yet. Only to his manager Egis Klimas. He wants to get another shot at Lopez. Teofimo, in turn, is not interested in giving Vasyl a second chance. We should see what happens next. For example, after one of the Middle East millionaires makes an offer for holding the rematch in one of the eastern countries. You know that money has always dictated everything in boxing. It is still difficult for us because it is almost impossible to make all these top fights without spectators. All of it is just a huge financial loss," Arum stated.

Related: Lomachenko addresses fans, apologizes for his performance

As we reported earlier, Lomachenko intends to return to the boxing ring this spring and considers fights at both 130 and 135 pounds.

Maybe he goes back to 130. It depends. If we can get a good fight at 135 pounds Loma would like to stay at 135. If there is no good fight at 135 then we will move to 130. At 130 and 135 there are big names and good fights, so there are very good possibilities,” the statement said.

Related: Boxing: Lopez Jr. refuses to give Lomachenko rematch

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