Lomachenko Wants Linares At 135
Following his dominate victory of Guillermo Rigondeaux, Vasyl Lomachenko may have found his next target in Jorge Linares.
As reported on Boxing Scene, Lomachenko, who is the fastest ever to win world championships in as many weight classes, is looking to move up in weight and hopes to face off against the current WBA lightweight champion.
“Ask and you shall receive…let’s do this at 135,” Lomachenko posted on his Instagram in response to Linares’ recent comments. “I’ll be patiently waiting for you to decide if you truly want this or not.”
“You tell me when and where and the 135lb crown will be waiting,” the Venezuelan replied as a comment on the post.
He then posted an image of his celebration after beating Mercito Gesta at the weekend.
“The King Jorge is waiting for you at 135. Your dad named you right, because you are vaSilly for wanting this fight,” he joked.
Lomachenko has shown a desire to take on the very best of the lower weight classes. He had hoped to secure a unification at Super-Featherweight but looks set to move up again instead.
Last week Linares stated that he would agree to the fight, so fans will be hoping this mouth-watering match-up can be made soon.
In a recent interview,Lomachenko’s promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, claimed he was fully on board to do the fight on a date in April or May, depending on when Linares is physically ready to fight.
Original Story: Boxing Scene