Vasiliy Lomachenko last faced Devin Haney in 2023. Most fans and boxing experts believe Lomachenko won the match, but judges didn’t feel the same, due to which they announced Devin Haney as the winner by unanimous decision.
Lomachenko was perhaps a few inches away from claiming multiple super lightweight belts, but to his disappointment, the decision wasn’t in his favour. Prior to the Devin Haney fight, Vasiliy Lomachenko had the same opportunity against Teofimo Lopez, but that match ended in similar fashion.
On a brighter note, Vasiliy Lomachenko has one more opportunity to wear a few belts. Lomachenko will be fighting George Kambosos Jr on 12th May for the vacant IBF lightweight belt and the IBO lightweight belt. It will be fascinating to see how well Lomachenko makes use of this opportunity; a win will flip his career around.
Lomachenko is known for his ring Iq, and George Kambosos Jr is known for his aggressive fighting style; this match-up promises to be super-entertaining. It will play a defining role in both their careers.
Vasiliy Lomachenko on fighting George Kambosos Jr
During the recent virtual news conference, Vasiliy Lomachenko shared his thoughts on fighting George Kambosos jr.
“I’m very happy to come back,” Lomachenko said as quoted by boxingjunkie.usatoday.com. “I’m very happy to be fighting there. This is the right fight because it’s a chance to be a world champion again”.
George Kambosos on fighting Vasily Lomachenko
"I never step away from a challenge, I always want to fight the best. And Vasiliy Lomachenko is a guy we have looked at for a very long time. This guy is a legend. The respect we have for him is huge.
So to have this [fight] official now is extraordinary. I’m very motivated for this fight. I’m very excited, and I can’t wait. This fight rejuvenates my career. This gives me my redemption”.