Next fight of Vasyl Lomachenko is not determined yet.
WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko shared his impressions of the victory over Jose Pedraza last Saturday in New York. For the first time in his career Lomachenko combined two titles in the same weight category.
Egis Klimas, manager of WBA and WBO world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs), said that Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs) could become the next opponent for the Ukrainian: “At the moment we are not negotiating the transition to other weight. Our task is to dominate the lightweights.”
On the eve of his lightweight unification in the fight with Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) had a small conflict. On December 8 at Madison Square Garden Lomachenko defeated Pedraza by unanimous decision.
In front of a sold-out crowd of 5,312 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko unified two belts in his division. After 12 rounds, he beat WBO champion Jose Pedraza. It wasn’t easy and Pedraza halted Lomachenko's eight-bout knockout streak, but Lomachenko (12-1 9 KOs,) defeated Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision with two knockdowns in the 11th. Scores were 119-107 and 117-109 twice.
Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to take the belt of Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) in a lightweight unification clash on Saturday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pedraza fought like a champion, but Lomachenko was a superstar as he methodically unlocked the Puerto Rican's high-volume and angular attack, then surged in the championship rounds to capture the dominant unanimous decision and become a two-belt 135-pound titlist.