After Unifying At 135, Loma Eyes 130

Under a month until his next defense of the WBA/WBO lightweight world championships, Vasyl Lomachenko is focused on unifying at 135-pounds.

Lomachenko will return to action on April 12th on ESPN+ against mandatory opponent, Anthony Crolla, who replaced IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey.

“Right now, I am a lightweight, but lightweight is not my ideal weight category. My goal now is to unify all four titles, and then, we’ll see. Maybe I’ll move back down to 130 pounds and win world titles there for a second time,” Lomachenko said.

“I don’t know too much about him. I know him from his two fights with Jorge Linares. I do know he is an aggressive fighter, and I like to fight guys who come forward,” Lomachenko said of Crolla.

“I want to fight the best. But now, Crolla is the best choice. He is the mandatory challenger and wanted to fight me. That is why I accepted this fight. I don’t know. I can’t see in the future. It depends how he fights. We’ll see.

“I prepare like always. We are training hard. I’ve been training for a couple months already and will put on a great performance for my fans in Los Angeles and on ESPN+. I will show everyone my best style and hope everyone enjoys it.”

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