Vasiliy Lomachenko Targeting An October Return
Vasiliy Lomachenko wants to return to action soon.
Top Rank President Todd DuBoef told ESPN that the former three-division boxing world champion said he wants to return to the ring by October.
Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) hasn’t fought in 2022 yet.
The Ukrainian boxer has been in his home country serving in a territorial defense battalion. He had returned to his home country after Russia invaded in February and has been there ever since.
He had joined unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk who joined the Kyiv defense battalion and Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov who also returned to the country.
Usyk is the only one of the three who chose to leave the country and pursued his contracted rematch against Anthony Joshua. Amosov withdrew from a scheduled title defense and has no upcoming fight.
Before the war, Lomachenko was on the forefront for a shot at becoming a lightweight champion again against then-unified champion George Kambosos Jr. But Lomachenko later revealed that he chose to stay back, opening the door for Devin Haney.
Haney upset Kambosos in a unanimous decision win and is now the undisputed lightweight champion.
Lomachenko last fought in December 2021 where he wore out Richard Commey in a unanimous decision win at Madison Square Garden.