Vasyl Lomachenko’s Quest for Revenge May End Sooner Than Expected

Published 10/31/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
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)


For a long time now, Vasyl Lomachenko has remained assertive about battling Teofimo Lopez in a rematch to regain his lost lightweight straps. The pair collided last year, wherein Lopez pulled off an upset by beating the Ukrainian boxer by a unanimous decision. With this, Lopez even became the unified lightweight champ, holding WBO, WBA, and IBF lightweight titles.

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Since that fight, Lomachenko fought once but Lopez hasn’t defended his title yet. Moreover, ‘Loma’ is eager to vanquish every opponent and get his hands on Lopez yet again. Unfortunately, it seems he won’t get to face his American foe.

Recently, Teofimo Lopez Sr. interacted with Fight Hub TV and weighed in on Lomachenko vs Lopez 2.

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“But until he gets something that we want, you know. We, we’re not gonna sacrifice our fre**ing weight to go in there weak and fight this guy.”

“You know what I’m saying, my son, can’t make 135 no more. It’s been like 3-4 years ago that we said we’re gonna move up to 140. So I think once we got this fight, we go for the big guys, we go for all the belts,” he added.

Lopez Sr. in his above comments praised Lomachenko but, he seemed pretty clear about not offering the Ukrainian boxer a rematch. As ‘The Takeover’ himself is eager to move up and fight in other weight classes, a second fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez seems impossible.

With this, Lomachenko will undoubtedly be disheartened as he wanted his revenge. However, more than the revenge, he will look ahead to grab his belts back.

Where does Vasyl Lomachenko go from here?

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‘Hi-Tech’ Vasyl Lomachenko is slated to return to the ring on December 11, and he might possibly face Richard Commey.

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)

Commey might be Lomachenko’s last test before he finally gets his shot at the lightweight throne again. That said, this contest will be extremely important for him.

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‘Loma’ will be eager to get a ‘W’ here and advance his chances towards the title shot. It will be interesting to see how things pan out for him.

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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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