Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko has repeatedly said it wants to enter the ring against American Mikey Garcia. The latter is the world champion under versions WBA and IBF at lightweight. Therefore, in case of victory, the world champion of WBA and WBO lightweight Lomachenko would unite the four championship belts. However to agree about fight with Garcia and failed.
According to the Americans, he was ready to fight with Lomachenko, but Ukrainian “always chooses other rivals”. About Garcia said in comments BoxingScene.com.
“Do you really think that I could fight with Lomachenko? He kept calling my name after the fight with Nicholas Walters (November 2016). Lomachenko said he was ready to fight me, but he continues to fight with other guys. He just had a fight with Pedrosoi. I mean, he didn’t pick me for my last fight at the end of the year. Knowing the history between Top Rank and me, I’m not going to just sit on the sidelines, expecting that it will happen. I’m going to move on in my career,” said Mikey Garcia.
It should be noted that following the fight, Garcia will battle against the world champion under version IBF Welterweight Errol Spence. The fight is scheduled for March 16, 2019.