Loma Has No Idea What To Do After Unifying
Vasyl Lomachenko is looking towards unification on Saturday night, as he faces off against Luke Campbell, as the Ukranian star puts his WBA and WBO titles on the line with the vacant WBC crown also in the balance.
“It’s one of my goals and dream to put my name in boxing history,” Lomachenko said to BBC Sport. “That’s why I started a pro career and fought for a world title in my second fight. I’m the fastest three-weight world champion, so I do everything for legacy.”
Following two Olympic gold medals, a historic amateur career, and world titles in three separate divisions, Lomachenko may walk away from the sport after unifying the lightweight division.
“No, I don’t want that, it’s too much. I have trained since I am four years old. I was born a boxer,” Lomachenko said of fighting at 40 like Manny Pacquiao.
“Always, something has to end. I want to hunt, I want to fish every day. Now I can’t do this as I train every day. My motivation, my goal, is four titles [at lightweight]. After, I don’t know what happens. Now it’s two more belts.”
The favorite to win on Saturday inside the O2, a win places Lomachenko one belt away from holding all the gold at 130-pounds, as he’d await a fight with the winner of Richard Commey and Teofimo Lopez’s fight for Commey’s IBF title.
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