Vasily Lomachenko will return to the ring in October.
Titled Ukrainian boxer Vasily Lomachenko will fight an interim fight in October, and then get the opportunity to fight against WBO and WBC featherweight belt holder Shakur Stevenson.
This was announced by the head of the promotional company Top Rank Bob Arum.
“I hope we get Lomachenko back on the Top Rank roster. He’s doing well, he’s getting his release from the Ukrainian army.
After that, we will be able to organize a fight for Vasily in October, and next year there will be many options for him.
We have to fight one fight – not the next, but in 2023. This is the fight that everyone really wants – Lomachenko vs. Shakur Stevenson. They both want this fight.
Now we will select an appropriate opponent for the Ukrainian, and I am sure that we will find someone suitable. Lomachenko has been inactive since December and everything in his life is uncertain right now, but we will try to organize a fight in October,” Arum said in an interview. Fighthype.com.
We add that on the eve of Shakur Stevenson announced his desire to fight against Vasily Lomachenko.
Recall that Lomachenko had his last fight in December last year, defeating the Ghanaian Richard Commey by unanimous decision.
In June, Lomachenko was supposed to meet in the ring with Australian George Kambosos, but due to the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, he abandoned the previously scheduled fight in order to stay and defend your country from invaders.
Kambosos lost his fight to the American Devin Haney, but at the end of the year he should have a rematch.