Lomachenko Looks To Unify, Fight Garcia In 2019

Vasiliy Lomachenko returned to Madison Square Garden on December 8th as he would take a unanimous decision victory over Jose Pedraza on Saturday to unify the WBA and WBO lightweight titles.

In his first fight since undergoing surgery for a torn labrum, Lomachenko would take a while to get going, but scored two knockdowns on Pedraza, to sweep the scorecards (119-107,117-109,117-109),

“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter. He’s a veteran. He did a very good job, and I respect Pedraza and his team.”

“Everything is good — I’m healthy 100 percent,” Lomachenko declared after wrapping up the victory to improve to 12-1 with nine wins inside the distance. I am happy,” he said. “I (moved) a little closer to my dream, to my goal.”

“Two more belts, and maybe we can make in the next year a fight with Mikey Garcia,” he said of his fellow lightweight champion, who moves up to welterweight to fight Errol Spence this April at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

 

Quotes Transcribed by Boxing Scene

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