Loma Wants Davis, Unification, Then Retirement
Following the announcement of his next fight against Anthony Crolla, WBO and WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko would do an Instagram Live Q&A with his fans.
When asked about his upcoming challenge against the former champion, Lomachenko lamented that he truly wanted a unification fight.
“It’s better to fight with (Richard) Commey than Crolla. Richard has belt at least and I have goal — to win all the belts,” said Lomachenko.
Commey was the original opponent for Lomachenko, but due to a hand injury suffered earlier this year when he defeated Isa Chaniev for the vacant IBF title.
Lomachenko looks at his fight against Crolla as a showcase for what he was unable to do against Jorge Lianres and Jose Pedraza, due to a shoulder injury he suffered against Linares.
“After my last two fights they said that Loma began to lose some position. But listen, guys, it was my third weight class. And by the way I didn’t use the right hook against Pedraza because of shoulder,” Lomachenko said.
“My goal is to collect all four belts in one weight class and retire. What should I do next? Boxing is sport for me. It’s interesting to challenge champions. Who should I fight with, when I become undisputed champion? I am ready to retire even at the age of 33 years. For the first time I wore gloves when I was 5 and after that my entire life has been boxing. But everything has an end.”
Even with unification and retirement in his sights, Lomachenko expressed his wanting a fight with current super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis, just to provewho is the better fighter.
However, Lomachenko declared that he has some opponents to fight with. He specified Gervonta Davis. Vasyl would even go to super featherweight just for a fight with Davis.
“Yeah, it would be very interesting to fight with Gervonta. I like to fight with everyone who talks a lot. Davis is at super featherweight but I can go for him, if only the promoters organize could this fight,” Lomachenko said.
Quotes via Boxing Scene