American welterweight prospect (up to 66.7 kg) Virgil Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs) in
interview for a local news portal, he expressed an opinion about the ex-owner of three titles in the lightweight division (up to 61.2 kg) Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs).
The puncher from the USA admitted that he does not miss the fights of the Ukrainian and learns from him. Ortiz chose Vasily as the favorite in the upcoming fight against the absolute champion of the lightweight division of the American Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs), but could not choose the winner in the theoretical confrontation between Lomachenko and Stevenson.
“I still think that Loma… First of all, I don’t miss his fights. He is very … not to say that spectacular. He is a very satisfying fighter to watch. Especially in terms of boxing. Very technical. I love watching his fights, learning from him. I’d like to see him against anyone. Literally against anyone.
What do you think about the upcoming fight between Lomachenko and Devin Haney? Who is your favourite?
– My favorite is Lomachenko. He has a lot of experience. I don’t know if Devin has the strength to hold him back. I just think Lomachenko is better on the basics.
What about Shakur vs Lomachenko? Many people say that Shakur will beat him.
“It’s hard to choose a winner here. I dont know. They both came from the lower divisions so I really don’t know.
– It’s hard to say.
— Yes, it is difficult. He’s really a good fighter.
Meanwhile, Ortiz himself should be on the lookout: Ennis’ coach is about to kill him.