Vasyl Lomachenko reaffirmed his status the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world with a hugely impressive win against a defiant Luke Campbell on Saturday night, and while speaking on his behalf after the fight, Lomachenko's promoter Bob Arum told us all what to expect in the future.
Boxing history hints that it wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility that someone in Lomachenko's position would by coy in picking his opponents, the three-weight world champion has one simple message for the best boxers in the world right now: bring it on.
His win over Campbell sees him add the WBC lightweight title to his WBA and WBO belts, so next on the list is the IBF title held by Richard Commey. Beyond that, Lomachenko will be showing no signs of slowing down. Speaking after the fight Arbum said:
And then [after IBF fight] we're going to fight the best fighters at featherweight, the best fighters at super-featherweight and the best fighters at lightweight. There are a lot of good fighters out there. He can make featherweight easily, he can make 130 pounds easily, and all of these guys, we'll fight them.
You can watch the full post-fight interview below.
Loma belongs with the greats ✨
Promoter Bob Arum is targeting the best fights for his man Vasiliy Lomachenko at Featherweight, Super-featherweight and at Lightweight. pic.twitter.com/wxQN9ssyDw
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) August 31, 2019
While Lomachenko is being compared to the all-time greats now, Luke Campbell will be holding his head high after what Carl Frampton described as the toughest fight of Lomachenko's career:
I never expected that. It was down to Luke Campbell who showed such skill alongside grit and determination. His stock has risen dramatically tonight even though he is the loser. I think Lomachenko underplayed how hard that was. I think it's the toughest fight he has had as a professional.
Loma will now most likely await the winner of the IBF title fight between Commey and Teofimo Lopez.