Loma Gives His Top Five Pound-For-Pound

While many believe Vasyl Lomachenko is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, the WBA lightweight champion may not disagree, but won’t come out and say it.

Lomachenko, who faces Jose Pedraza on December 8th, has his eye on Mikey Garcia for a 2019 showdown on Pay-Per-View, because he wants to measure up with the fellow world champion.

“People know you if you say something wrong, if you are talkative, but I do not fight for fame, for me the most important thing is to put my name in history,” Lomachenko said to ESPN Deportes.

“My father explained to me… the important things in life, and money can end tomorrow – but with history they will not forget you. That’s why, for me, boxing is a sport and not a business.”

When asked for his top five in the sport, Lomachenko claimed that Garcia starts his list. “For me Mikey is the fifth best in the world, Anthony Joshua is fourth, Oleksandr Usyk is third, Canelo is the second and Terence Crawford is the first… of course, without me being on the list because they already know my place,” Lomachenko said with a smile.

 

Initial Report: ESPN Deportes

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