Vasiliy Lomachenko Touches Down In US
Lightweights, beware. Loma is back!
Vasiliy Lomachenko, the three-weight world champion and
former pound-for-pound king, arrived at Los Angeles
International Airport earlier this afternoon. Lomachenko
(16-2, 11 KOs), who spent several months serving with the
Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Territorial Defense Battalion in his
native Ukraine, is ready to resume his boxing career and
will return to the ring later this year against a
A former featherweight, junior lightweight and unified
lightweight champion, Lomachenko regained his career
momentum in 2021 with dominant victories over Masayoshi
Nakatani and Richard Commey. He will begin training camp at
his Southern California residence with an eye on his
ultimate goal of ruling the lightweight division. In the
eight months since his points win over Commey, 23-year-old
prodigy Devin "The Dream" Haney toppled George Kambosos Jr.
to become the undisputed king.
"I pray every day for Ukraine, for the people.... and stop
the war. When I came back to Ukraine, I believe it was the
second day of war. Your mind changes because you see a
different life. It's a different life. Nobody knows what
happened on this day. It's very bad. It's very bad for the
world," Lomachenko said. "I've prepared for this moment, and
I need this chance. I need this fight... undisputed.
Undisputed world champion."