Bob Arum: Lomachenko will fight once again in this year

Vasiliy Lomachenko (Photo: PuzzlePix Photo Agency)

Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) will be fighting in December said Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.

Lomachenko defeated Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday to become the WBO, WBA Super & WBC lightweight champion. After the victory Bob Arum confirmed that Lomachenko won’t be fighting the winner of Richard Commey vs. Teofimo Lopez next. Those two are facing each other in December 14 for IBF title. Lomachenko predicted that Richard Commey will beat Lopez in their upcoming fight for Commey’s IBF lightweight title.

Loma is going to have to wait until March of 2020 to the winner of Commey – Lopez fight – according to Bob Arum. But in the meantime, Lomachenko will be back inside the ring in December. The potentially fighter are Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney, Rances Barthelemy, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Robert Easter Jr.

Devin Haney wants Lomachenko fight and he is already saying he’ll beat Lomachenko. Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) has a fight against Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7 KOs) on September 13 in a WBC lightweight title eliminator. It’s possible that Haney can return to the ring to fight Lomachenko in December if he wins his fight against Abdullaev without injury.