Ukrainian light-weight boxing star Vasyl Lomachenko has place his hand up to struggle Australia’s shock world winner George Kambosos Jr – and claims he’s inclined to fly to Australia to make it transpire.
Lomachenko, also regarded as Vasiliy, is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and former world winner in 3 excess weight lessons – featherweight, junior light-weight and light-weight – who delivered a masterclass overall performance to place his identify firmly in rivalry to struggle Kambosos.
The Australian responded by praising Lomachenko’s overall performance and declaring he was ‘in the equation’ to struggle for the WBA, IBF, WBO, and Ring Magazine light-weight belts.
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Lomachenko outclassed one more former light-weight titleholder Richard Commey in Madison Sq. Back garden in a convincing victory that by some means went the complete twelve rounds, irrespective of Lomachenko begging his rival’s corner to cease the struggle right after a seventh-round knockdown.
In entrance of eight,555 enthusiasts, the 33-12 months-outdated despatched his Ghanaian opponent crashing to the canvas with a brutal hook in the seventh, owning cruised to a massive details guide early in the struggle thanks to his amazing velocity and footwork.
2 times he yelled at Commey’s corner to end the struggle there and then, but they refused and Commey built it to the final bell irrespective of copping a battering in the closing phases of the struggle – which includes 36 punches in the seventh round by itself.
The scorecards concluded a resounding 117-one hundred ten, 119-108 and 119-108.
Lomachenko, now 16-2 with 11 Kos, declared: “I observed his scenario and it was quite tricky for him. That is why I said ‘Hey, cease the struggle.’
“He’s a genuine warrior. He has a warrior heart. So we continued and we showed the people 12 fantastic rounds.”
Commey’s corner defended their choice, with coach Andre Rozier indicating: “Richard is a warrior. Vasiliy is a fantastic winner. When he signalled to cease it. For me to take his (Commey’s) delight and his energy and his diligence absent would have been a terrible matter to do.
“I advised Richard to get up and let’s get it collectively. Try out not to make any problems and continue to keep doing work. And as you see he did go the entire 12 rounds and he fought his heart out.”
Lomachenko named out Australia’s Kambosos right after the victory, indicating: “I require this probability. And if God provides me this probability I’ll take it … I will go any place I require to go to struggle him.”
Kambosos conquer the earlier undefeated Teófimo López final month in a spectacular upset to assert the WBA, IBF, WBO, and Ring Magazine light-weight titles. Lopez had earlier crushed Lomachenko final 12 months in a convincing details defeat.
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But Kambosos declared this weekend’s resounding victory place the Ukrainian ‘in the equation’ for his world title defence.
The Australian tweeted: “Great boxing display by Loma which puts him in the equation with Haney, Tank & Ryan, even right after his Reduction against Teofimo.
“Respect to Commey, your a warrior and rough as nails. Searching ahead to preventing 1 of these fellow warriors in 2022 down under. regards the EMPEROR.”
The other boxers named by Kambosos had been American Devin Haney, the WBC light-weight world winner. Tank refers to Gervonta Davis, who this 7 days vacated his WBA tremendous-light-weight title to established up a possible fight down under. Ryan Garcia was one more who quickly named out Kambosos pursuing the Aussie’s shock world title acquire.