Lomachenko’s Team Wants Pacquiao At 135
Egis Klimas who manages WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, has made it known that any fight against Manny Pacquiao would not be at the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds for a catch-weight bout with Manny Pacquiao.
This comes after Pacquiao captured the WBA “regular” welterweight title with a seven round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia, his first in nine years.
If Pacquiao were to get down to the lightweight limit of 135 pounds, it would be the first time at the weight class since a 2008 KO of David Diaz.
According to Klimas, the only way Lomachenko’s team would be interested in a Pacquiao fight is at 135.
“We have no interest [in moving up],” Klimas told Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports. “If Pacquiao can make 135, to come in and compete for [Lomachenko’s] WBA title, Vasyl is the champion in that weight class, it’s a possibility.”
“If we are talking 137 [pounds] and 136, no, there will be no catch weight. If he wants to challenge, he needs to come down. We are not looking to go to 140 pounds. If Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Lomachenko, he can make 135 pounds.”
Quotes Via Boxing Scene