The world champion under versions WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO’s) may fight with Felix Verdejo (24-1, 16 KO), which has already met at the 2012 Olympic games, reports Boxing Scene.
This was stated by the Ukrainian promoter, CEO of Top Rank Bob Arum.
“When we signed Lomachenko, asked to advise who should take the Top Rank and when we were talking about Verdejo, Lomachenko said, had 397 Amateur fights in his career and he was his best opponent. It was a very good recommendation.
His first performances were sensational, but it happens, he lost his spirit. Then followed a crash on a motorcycle. He began to surround himself with a lot of people forgot that in order to rise to the world level need dedication and a lot of work.
His last fights were horrible. He lost to Antonio Lozada and obviously not even close to become the star you wanted to be. But his Manager Ricky Marquez did the right thing and invited the team coach memo Heredia. Now, Verdejo is very motivated and we pit him against former champion Brian.
Vasquez will be the real test and show whether Verdejo become someone or not. If he proves himself, then in 2020 we can make him a big fight against Lomachenko. It’s never too late, we think that this is his last chance.
If he wins, Vazquez, and prove that it is assembled, you will get the chance to become world champion in late 2019 or early 2020,” said Arum.
Vasyl Lomachenko will hold the next fight on 12 April against the British Anthony Kroll.
The battle Lomachenko – Kroll on 12 April
The battle Lomachenko – Kroll will be held at staples center (Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California. Stream evening of Boxing will be live on ESPN+.
“Lomachenko will fulfill its obligation to the WBA, fought with Anthony Crolley in the next fight,” – said Vice-President of Top Rank’s Carl Moretti.
Wrote Znayu, Lomachenko suddenly talking about retirement.
As reported by the portal Znaia the expert said the main threat to Vasyl Lomachenko.