Russian boxer Roman Andreev planned to fight against the world champion at lightweight, WBA and WBO Vasyl Lomachenko. At stake was supposed to be the WBO championship belt. But this fight will not take place.
In this encounter insisted the Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov. He was convinced that the novel Andreev is the mandatory Challenger to fight for the title of champion under version WBO. So Lomachenko’s next fight should hold it against Andreev. Otherwise the Ukrainians should leave the title vacant.
The President of the world Boxing organization (WBO), Francisco Valcárcel said in a comment to “R-Sport” that the owner of champion belt Featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko needs to hold title defense in 18 months.
“Lomachenko yet mandatory Challenger. He is 18 months since the battle with Pedrosoi in order to carry out obligatory protection of a title,” said Francisco Valcárcel.
Fight Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza was held on 9 December 2018. Then the victory was won by Ukrainian. Therefore, the protection of the title of world champion under version WBO Lomachenko needs to take place before may 2020.
Now your last fight Lomachenko held 12 April and harshly knocked out Briton Anthony Kroll. After defeating Crolley Lomachenko took the fight to Mikey Garcia.
At the same time the promoter of Ukrainian sure that Basil will fight for the title of world champion under version WBC. Among the likely contenders – the Olympic champion Luke Campbell. But the latter is not the promoter agrees to a fight. And the next fight of the Ukrainian will take place no earlier than September 2019. In the battle against Kroll Ukrainian injured his hand. At first it was a suspected fracture. But it later turned out that it was only a sprain. And six weeks Lomachenko will be forced to go in a cast, so will be able to box in September.