“Don’t Compare Me to Loma”: Floyd Mayweather Went Ballistic Following Vasyl Lomachenko Comparisons

Published 12/12/2021, 1:52 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Vasyl Lomachenko put on a dominant performance against Richard Commey in one of the most important lightweight fights of his career. With this win, Lomachenko, who put himself back in the title race, is eager to get his hands on the throne.

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Many regard the Ukrainian boxer as one of the greatest in the sport, just like Floyd Mayweather. However, ‘TBE’ doesn’t enjoy getting compared to Lomachenko or to any other fighter in the world.

Last year, Mayweather, who was in an interview with Fight Hub TV, opened up on why he disliked getting compared to ‘Loma’.

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He said, “Man, once you fight 300 amateur fights, you’re a professional, anyway. You’re a professional, anyway. And you cannot compare. You cannot compare a fighter like ‘Loma’ to me or a fighter like Ali or a fighter like ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard. You know the reason why, because we won our first fight, we won our second fight, we won our third fight.”

“So I’m not going to take nothing from telling people what he did the other day, but remember this guy already had a loss to Salida (Orlando Salido) and Salida wasn’t quote-unquote, ‘the best guy in the world’. He was solid, and he won a title before, but he wasn’t the best guy in the world.”

Lomachenko, irrespective of his comparisons with anyone, works keenly on getting his stint back on track and possibly fighting for the title. That said, even after witnessing a few trials, the 33-year-old remained eager to make his way to the top again.

Can Vasyl Lomachenko become the lightweight king again?

‘The Matrix’ Vasyl Lomachenko lost his 135-pound titles last year to Teofimo Lopez. Ever since then, he has only been looking to reclaim his throne. In 2021, ‘Hi-Tech’ beat Masayoshi Nakatani and Richard Commey.

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Now that George Kambosos Jr. is the unified king, ‘Loma’ will remain eager to book a fight with him at any cost.

Watch this story – Video Highlights: Vasyl Lomachenko Toys With Richard Commey for 12 Rounds

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The veteran has all that it takes to become the ultimate king of the lightweight landscape. However, as the dynamics of the lightweight division have changed, it will be interesting to see how ‘Loma’ adapts to the same.

Do you think Lomachenko is looking to respond only with his fists and his performances within the ropes?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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