Lomachenko will enter the ring or stay in Ukraine? Top Rank wants to know the answer soon


Former three-division world champion Vasily Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) will have to decide in the coming days or weeks, Top Rank President Todd Duboeuf said whether he will continue to box or stay in Ukraine for now, which is forced to wage the most brutal domestic war against a full-scale invasion by the occupying country of Russia.

According to the functionary, the 34-year-old Lomachenko can easily get a fight with the undisputed lightweight champion, which will be determined in a couple of days in the fight between George Kambosos and Devin Haney.

“We only spoke to his adviser, who told us that he trains quite a lot in Ukraine,” Duboeuf said.
Sky Sports. “It’s really a private matter, so there’s nothing we can do about it. We offered him a fight with Kambosos, and he replied: “I pass. I want to stay and support my country.” We all respect that, and Haney ended up becoming George’s rival.”

I’m ready to fight Lomachenko – Stevenson

But, the company president says, Lomachenko “will have to think and decide with his family and his country what will happen after Saturday night, when the winner of the Kambosos-Haney fight is revealed: does he want to return to the profession or does he want to stay at home, protecting his people and providing maximum assistance on site.

Duboeuf added that “because of the sensitivity of the topic” no one will put pressure on Vasily or push him to return to the ring: “This is personal, and it does not concern you, or me, or what we believe in. It’s really about what Vasily believes in. He’s the one entering the ring, not us.”

“Obviously, we want him to be in the best physical shape he can be,” the Top Rank president said, almost screaming “come back already!”

Neither Kambosos nor Haney will beat Lomachenko – Timothy Bradley

At the beginning of the invasion, Lomachenko was seen in a photo with a weapon, and the mayor of his city said that Vasily had joined the defense. Whether he later signed the contract, as required by the Ministry of Defense, is unknown. Ukrainian fighter – big hunter and, if the need arises, he can accurately hunt the invaders in the Odessa region.

Meanwhile, in the world of boxing there are those who are intimidated by Russia, who weigh twice as much as Vasily: for example, one Bulgarian comrade.

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