Vasyl Lomachenko. Photo: Reuters
As reported by a reputable professional edition BoxingScene, the world champion of WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1-0, 9 KOs) refused to second the WBO Featherweight category.
This previous zone of the Ukrainian boxer won in June 2016, taking it in a duel with a knockout of Puerto Rican Roman Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KOs).
Then Basil four times successfully defended the title. The champion in the next lightweight Lomachenko will remind, recently in may, also this time knocking out Venezuelan Jorge Linares (44-5-0, 27 KO’s).
As you know, the defending champion in two categories, a boxer can be. Therefore, on behalf of Lomachenko Vice-President of the promotion company Top Rank Carl Moretti informed the head of the WBO, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel regarding the addition of the Ukrainian championship credentials on the line this Boxing organization.
Lomachenko, according to his promoter Bob Arum, likely will enter the ring on August 25 in Inglewood (California) vs. WBO lightweight champion Mexican Raymundo Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KO’s) in a battle for the unification of their belts.
As to become vacant former title of Basil in the second Featherweight, then he is likely to fight first and second in the ranking, respectively Puerto Rican Christopher Diaz (23-0-0, 15 KOs), and Japanese, Masayuki ito (23-1-1, 12 KO’s).
Vladimir KAZIMIROV, Sport-Express in Ukraine