Vasyl Lomachenko is the current unified lightweight champion and one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in the world.
This Friday, he takes on Britain’s Anthony Crolla in Los Angeles with his titles on the line.
As a two-time Olympic gold medallist with a 12-1 professional record, there are not many better boxers on the planet than the 31-year-old.
But would the Ukranian fight Conor McGregor?
The Irishman has teased making a boxing comeback one day after his one and only bout with Floyd Mayweather, but there’s no doubt that the octagon is the UFC man’s forte.
When TMZ asked Lomachenko if McGregor should box again, he was dismissive.
“Conor McGregor is a showman, he’s making money.”
Is he a good boxer, though?
“No, I don’t think so. He might be a good boxer in an amateur way, amateur boxing. Three rounds, three minutes, maybe he is good. But in professional boxing? No.
“I can beat him in a boxing ring, easy.”
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree with that. Lomachenko would have to gain anything between 15 and 20 pounds to face McGregor in a ring though, would he?
“With him? Yeah, no problem.”
Concise and to the point from the champion. When TMZ asked if he had a message for McGregor, Lomachenko kept it in that vein.
“Hello, Conor [laughs].”