Vasyl Lomachenko is not your average boxer or paper champion. Prizefighters like him are rare, so much so that he’s become a world champion in only his third professional fight- a feat, boxing news say, that takes some boxers their whole career to achieve, and many even don’t.
So it’s fitting for a pug of his level to receive opportunities that escape many, such as being aimed at as a possible opponent for legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Many boxers strive, contend, and make a case for them to even be pitched against a fighter like Manny Pacquiao. But Bob Arum sees Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1) as the ideal match for the Filipino boxing sensation.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Nicholas Walters is scheduled for Nov. 26th and boxing news dwell on the possibility of him facing the Pac-man next.
“I like this fight, but I’m too small for this fight,” Lomachenko said in a report by BoxingNews24. “I need maybe one year to prepare for this fight.”
Will Manny Pacquiao still be competing for one year after Vasyl Lomachenko vs Nicholas Walters?
Both are of the same height and reach, but Lomachenko competes at super featherweight, while Manny Pacquiao is in the welterweight division. A catch weight at 135 lbs. should make sense.
Nicholas Walters (26-0-1), on the other hand, remains unfazed by whatever skill Lomachenko lays on the table. He’s a knockout artist, and if someone wants to have an idea of what he’s capable of, his bout against Nonito Donaire should be a perfect example of it.
“I’m getting ready like never before. Just tell Vasyl that his night is approaching. I’m the best 130-pound,” Nicholas Walters said according to BoxingScene.
The only blotch on Nicholas Walters ‘s undefeated record is a draw against Jason Sosa on Dec. 2015.
Most fans believe Nicholas Walters, nicknamed the “Axe Man” won that match, but he hasn’t fought for and has reportedly gained much weight before preparing against Vasyl Lomachenko. Will ring rust be a factor in Vasyl Lomachenko vs Nicholas Walters?
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Nicholas Walters may possibly be a fight of the year candidate, boxing news says, a bout looked forward to for their contrasting styles, of power versus finesse and skill.
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