Vasyl Lomachenko Gearing up for a Resilient Comeback in 2021

Published 01/13/2021, 1:30 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Vasiliy Lomachenko is interviewed after 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)


2020 wasn’t a memorable year for many athletes out there, including Vasyl Lomachenko. He fought just once and succumbed to a loss against Teofimo Lopez. Had he won that fight, the Ukrainian boxer could have been adjudged as the unified king of lightweights.

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But ‘Loma’ seems to have moved on from that and is keenly focused on making 2021 his best year. He shared a picture of himself with a fiery caption on Instagram.

I have my back, I leave no room for doubt! 2021 I can’t wait to…” he penned.

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Lomachenko looked rugged in this picture with his boxing gloves on. It looks like he is priming himself to make a massive statement.

Ever since that Teofimo Lopez loss, ‘Loma’ has dedicated more hours in the gym, trying to figure out and work on his weaknesses. The 32-year-old lost his second boxing bout in 2020 after almost 6 years from his first. He picked up pace in later rounds of the fight, but in retrospect, it was too little too late.

Nevertheless, the lightweight sensation hasn’t budged from his aim after that loss. Instead, he will look to make a worthy comeback that will help him regain the lightweight throne.

Read – Vasyl Lomachenko Says the 140 lbs Division Will Eat Teofimo Lopez Alive

Who should Vasyl Lomachenko confront in his return fight?

Lomachenko has just one opponent in his head, and that is Teofimo Lopez. Ever since that loss, the southpaw has been constantly asking for a rematch to settle the scores. This rematch will be the most important fight of his career, as it will come with extremely high risk and high rewards.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Teofimo Lopez Jr in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

Lopez is officially unaligned with any opponent for now, and a rematch might just be on the cards for both of them.

The Ukrainian boxer will look to terrify ‘The Takeover’ this time around and will look forward to giving him a stern test inside the ring. However, if the Lopez fight doesn’t happen next, Lomachenko will have to fight a ranked contender.

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Do you think Lomachenko will have a good 2021? Can he stun ‘The Takeover’ if they fight for a second time?

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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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