Vasiliy Lomachenko: “I Will Stay At 135 & Become Undisputed!”

Vasiliy Lomachenko Has One Major Goal In Mind!

Vasiliy Lomachenko flashes a grin at Devin Haney and George Kambosos.
From left to bottom right: Vasiliy Lomachenko, Devin Haney and George Kambosos

Vasiliy Lomachenko Focused on Achieving Undisputed Status Pronto!


Well, it seems these days three-division champion Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (15-2, 11 KO’s) is of a state of mind similar to Leonidas from famed move “300”. Two bouts ago on October 17, 2020, Lomachenko found himself usurped by the young lightweight, Teofimo “Take Over” Lopez. In the aftermath, the former champ revealed publicly that he entered into combat injured.

At that time, Lopez said that Hi-Tech was crying and making excuses. Ironically after his own loss to George Kambosos, Team Lopez had no problem pointing to medical issue as a contributing factor in his defeat. In hindsight, Lomachenko can admit he was a bit overly brazen.    

“Yeah, absolutely I am motivated now. More than it was the first time because the first time [Commey and Lomachenko were supposed to fight] I believe that I can win this fight with one arm, I believe it! But I am motivated.

“Now it’s like I have a feeling like when I lost in 2007 and when I lose that first time in my amateur career. That time I lose the first time in my life! After that I was very motivated. Now I come back to this feeling in myself.”

In his last match, versus Masayoshi Nakatani, Loma began washing the bitter taste of that Lopez debacle away with a ninth-round stoppage. Now, the militant minded pugilist has his mind set on nothing else but conquest and glory.

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COLLECTING POWER GEMS

On December 11, Hi-Tech is scheduled for a dance with Richard “RC” Commey (30-3, 27 KO’s). Their bloody dance floor will be housed in the belly of the storied Madison Square Garden. In the Ukrainian’s mind, however, this is merely his first major step toward total divisional domination.

Seeking to make lemonade out of lemons at age 33, Lomachenko was repurposed by the Lopez loss. Sure, he had to weather the agony of defeat like all top and prideful athletes. With that process completed, however, the #1 (WBO), #1 (WBC), #4 (WBA) and #5 (IBF) ranked fighter is fixated on forcefully arresting all four major world titles.

“I said my motivation, it’s my goal, it’s my dream for four belts. This is my motivation and Saturday night I will try to show my best style, my best skill and what I trained in this training camp.”

LASER FOCUS

It certainly will be fun to see if Loma is truly mentally rejuvenated and physically 100% up to task. If so, he should be the versatile, nimble-footed dynamo of old. Yet, what fighter sets out to exude anything but complete confidence?

Therefore, as always, in the end we will just have to show up on fight night and watch how the prizefight actually unfolds. Let Loma tell it, he’s going to ravage the countryside until he’s pocketed all the belts for himself.

“I have a goal, a dream to stay the undisputed world champion in the lightweight division! So I stay at 135 and continue my career!”

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By: Bakari Simpson

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