Lomachenko not interested in Pacquiao, ready for unification bout vs Pedraza

first_imgWBC green lights Wilder-Fury ‘direct rematch’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE PHOTO – Vasyl Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPThree-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is eager to notch another career first on Saturday as he attempts to unify two belts when he fights Jose Pedraza.“It’s the next step for my dream,” said Lomachenko, the World Boxing Association lightweight world champion who brings a record of 11-1 with nine knockouts to the bout against Puerto Rico’s World Boxing Organization champ Pedraza.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s the next step for my goal, and after this fight I think my dreams come a little bit closer to me.”Lomachenko weighed in on Friday at 134.4 pounds (60.96 kg) and Pedraza at 134.2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissA victory could put Lomachenko on a path to a 135-pound clash with unbeaten Mikey Garcia.One thing the Ukrainian isn’t contemplating is a meeting — at any weight — with Filipino great Manny Pacquiao. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award READ: Loma camp to Pacquiao: Go down to 135, we’ll talk“There are a lot of good fighters to fight who are comparable to me,” Lomachenko told reporters in New York on Thursday. “I’m not disrespecting Pacquiao. He’s old. I think his career is done. I don’t want to become a legend in boxing because of him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img

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