Vasyl Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia to Stay at 135 lbs So They Could Settle Their Verbal War in a Ring
on Apr 01, 2017 09:45 PM EDT
It is going to be a very exciting grudge fight between Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) and Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) should these top-notch fighters get to face each other in a ring. The 2-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine dares Mikey Garcia - following Garcia's recent adverse comments on Lomachenko's accomplishments - to stay at 135-pounds so they could settle who the better fighter is. Lomachenko currently holds the WBO super featherweight title, while Garcia is the reigning WBC lightweight champion.
Mikey Gracia, when asked about his assessment of his co-Top Rank star Vasyl Lomachenko, recited a litany of arguments expounding his personal views why the 29-year-old Lomachenko did did not exactly deserve the star fighter that he has been baptized. Mikey Garcia, 29, claimed he had already accomplished a few years back what Lomachenko has been doing recently.
The case of Orlando Salido, a common opponent, is one of the contentions of the Ventura, California native. He reasoned while he had consummately dominated the resilient Mexican, Lomachenko suffered his first defeat administered by the same fighter. For another, Garcia claimed Lomachenko's knockout beating of Rocky Martinez, a former three-time WBO junior lightweight champion, was just a duplication of a similar feat he had already accomplished a couple of years ago.
When Vasyl Lomachenko was interviewed to air his side, he turned the table on Mikey Garcia arguing that in the case of Orlando Salido, Garcia just got lucky because he broke Salido's nose; if not for it, Salido was already getting into Garcia starting in the fourth or fight round. Lomachenko also demeaned Garcia's performance on Rocky Martinez having knocked him out in the 8th round with a lucky punch. He did the same feat in the 5th round, Lomachenko in his further rebuttal statements.
Garcia's aversion of Lomachenko might be due to his nationality as a foreigner in the US, Lomachenko surmised. The Ukrainian further added, it is not his problem if people are talking more about him than Garcia. Lomachenko went on to prod Garcia not to leave the 135 lbs so they get to settle their issues in a ring. For that purpose, Lomachenko intends to come up in weight from 130 lbs to 135 lbs.
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