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The Future Awaits: Vasiliy Lomachenko's Next Move

After defeating George Kambosos Jr. in Australia, Vasiliy Lomachenko's career is back on track. The 36-year-old boxer's victory not only earned him the vacant IBF lightweight belt but also opened up a world of possibilities for his next fight.



Vasiliy Lomachenko


Lomachenko's promoter, Top Rank President Todd duBoef, praised his performance, stating,


"He put on a brilliant performance and this incredible bucket of opportunities is there to evaluate."

One potential matchup that has garnered attention is a fight with WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis. Davis, who defends his title against Frank Martin in June, expressed interest in facing Lomachenko later this year, calling it a "scintillating" prospect.


WBC lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson also threw his hat into the ring, praising Lomachenko's skills and expressing his desire to fight him in what he believes would be "the highest skilled fight of all time."


The Stevenson fight could be the most likely, as Stevenson's contract with Top Rank expires after his next bout, providing the company with an opportunity to offer him a high-profile fight that could enhance his brand.


Another option for Lomachenko could be Mexico's three-division champion Navarrete, who fights Denys Berinchyk for the vacant WBO lightweight belt. Navarrete, a favorite in the fight, could provide Lomachenko with a path to becoming the undisputed lightweight champion.


Despite the various options available, duBoef remains cautious about committing to any specific fight, noting the unpredictable nature of post-fight talk in boxing. However, he acknowledged the potential for a dream matchup between Lomachenko and four-division champion Naoya Inoue at 126 pounds, calling it "fantasy boxing."



For now, Lomachenko's next move remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: after his impressive win over Kambosos, the boxing world is eagerly awaiting his next fight.

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