Promoter Eddie Hearn believes that his next fight the world champion at lightweight, WBA, WBC and WBO Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) needs to hold against Devin Haney (22-0, 14 KO’s).
In an interview with “Express” Hearn stated that Lomachenko needs to hold a mandatory defense of the WBC title against Haney.
It is necessary to arrange the fight. Teofilo Lopez and Richard Commies will fight in the end of the year. Lomachenko will meet the winner next year. So Haney can get Basil to fight in December.
But the team Lomachenko did not agree. Battle with Haney – the big risk for them. Basil wants to fight for the title of absolute champion. However, Haney is growing, he doesn’t know how much longer I can stay in the lightweight division. Lomachenko should either vacate the WBC title, or to fight with Haney,
Earlier, Vasyl Lomachenko promoter Bob Arum said the boxer can spend the following fight in 2019. And his probable opponent is Australian George Kambosos Jr (17-0, 10 KO’s).
Recall your last fight Vasyl Lomachenko held on 31 August in London. Lomachenko defeated the Campbell decision. The Ukrainian defended his title of world champion at lightweight, WBA and WBO, and also won the vacant WBC title.