Loma Won’t Fight “Old” Pacquiao
Vasyl Lomachenko prepares for his return to the ring on December 8th as he looks to unify his WBA lightweight title against WBO champion Jose Pedraza.
Lomachenko tore his labrum against Jorge Linares earlier this year, and took most of 2018 to rest and recover his body. claiming it was “good for me to rest.””I have been boxing since I was a child,” Lomachenko said. “I had a lot of competition. (Surgery) was my first rest and first big vacation in my life.”
While Pedraza is in-front of him, potential fights against Mikey Garcia and other top fighters await the Ukrainian, but one fight Lomachenko was offered and turned down, was one against current WBA (regular) welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao.
“I’m not disrespecting Pacquiao, but I don’t want to make my name bigger because I beat an old legend. I have my own road. There are a lot of good fighters to fight who are comparable to me. He’s old. I think his career is done. I don’t want to become a legend in boxing because of him.”
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