“Nobody Wants to Sign a Contract for a Fight With Me”: Vasyl Lomachenko Reveals the Struggles of Being the Best Boxer in the World

Published 01/10/2022, 9:30 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Vasyl Lomachenko smiles during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


‘The Matrix’ has resurrected. Vasyl Lomachenko is back to his dominant best and has silenced all his critics. Following his shocking loss to Teofimo Lopez, many fans and pundits felt Lomachenko did not have it in him anymore. Has the aging process affected the game of the most gifted boxers of this generation?

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Lomachenko gave his doubters a simple answer when he took on Richard Commey. The Ukrainian took on the Ghanaian boxer on December 11, 2021. Lomachenko put on yet another dominant display against a taller and stronger opponent. ‘The Matrix’ was back, and no one could question it.

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However, his win over Commey put the entire division on notice and proclaimed the return of the lightweight king. Lomachenko made his intentions very clear. “I don’t want to play this game with their rules, I don’t want to be famous, I just want to be the best in boxing. I don’t want to change myself.” Lomachenko said.

‘Hi-tech’ also spoke about how difficult it has been for him to find an opponent to fight against. “Right now, nobody wants to sign a contract for a fight with me.” Lomachenko is suffering from success. His sheer dominance and movement in the ring are so unpredictable that even the best fighters don’t want to fight him.

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Lomachenko has made his plans to win his belts back very clear, and he can make that possible by fighting one man.

Vasyl Lomachenko looks to take on the unified lightweight champion of the world, George Kambosos Jr. 

Vasyl Lomachenko wants to take on the newly crowned unified lightweight champion of the world ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr. The Australian stunned the world with his win over Teofimo Lopez. Lopez looked to defend his titles against a smaller opponent in Kambosos Jr. However, Kambosos outboxed Lopez and knocked out the knockout artist.

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He stood toe to toe in the center of the ring against one of the hardest punchers in the division, trading blows, refusing to back down. It all worked out for him in the end as he took over the crown of ‘unified’ champion from Lopez. Lomachenko now wants his belts back and looks to fight Kambosos Jr.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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