Vasyl Lomachenko ended 2018 right after adding the WBO lightweight belt to his WBA title, knocking down Jose Pedraza twice to win via unanimous decision. However, taking on former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao to finally call himself a ‘boxing legend’ doesn’t attract the Ukranian boxer that much.
The three-division world champion was recently linked to a match against ‘Pacman,’ who has just eked out a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner last Saturday. Pacquiao is fighting under Top Rank, which promotes Lomachenko as well.
Lomachenko Vs Pedraza
‘The Matrix’ made a successful comeback after being sidelined for almost seven months to recover from a shoulder injury. He overcame his Puerto Rican challenger in 12 nailbiting rounds, unifying two titles at the Madison Square Garden early in December last year.
Fans sang praises at Lomachenko after his
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) January 20, 2019
Pacquiao Vs Broner
The Filipino boxing legend wore back his vintage play to dominate
Still carrying the day at the age of 40,
“I feel so happy that I did my best in the fight. The Manny Pacquiao journey will still continue.
Lomachenko Vs Pacquiao
Despite the former eight-division champ’s vigour to box at his age, Lomachenko isn’t contemplating a meeting with the Filipino great at any weight class. He snubbed assumptions linking him to a fight against Pacquiao with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum keen on making it happen.
In a recent interview, the Ukranian warrior said the Philippine senator’s boxing career is signing off.
“There are a lot of good fighters to fight who are comparable to me. I’m not disrespecting Pacquiao. He’s old. I think his career is done. “I don’t want to make my name bigger because I beat an old legend.”
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