Lomachenko willing to travel to UK to fight Luke Campbell, claims Bob Arum

Vasyl Lomachenko is actively looking for the chance to fight in the UK, according to his promoter Bob Arum.

 

The unified lightweight champion is on a quest to pick up all the belts and become undisputed ruler of his division.

 

Loma already holds the WBA and WBO titles, and was initially looking to unify against IBF champion Richard Commey on Friday night.

 

However, Commey picked up an injury and so the Ukrainian is instead facing mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla.

 

When asked to map out their plans after Crolla, Arum told Fight Hub: “I want him to fight twice more this year. [Richard] Commey is a possibility.

 

“If [Mikey] Garcia is gonna go down to 135lbs… that would be a good fight.”

 

As things stand, Mikey Garcia holds the final piece of Lomachenko’s puzzle as he is in possession of the WBC lightweight belt.

 

It is not yet clear if the American will return to 135lbs and defend the strap after recently jumping up two divisions and losing to Errol Spence.

 

If Garcia does opt to vacate, then mandatory challenger Luke Campbell will be first in line for a shot against an opponent to be chosen by the WBC.

 

Lomachenko’s team are hoping the Brit can claim the belt, so they can finally come and fight in the UK – as they were initially planning to do against Crolla.

 

Arum explained: “First he [Garcia] has to decide whether he can come down to 135lbs. He might not be able to. If he isn’t, the fight won’t be made.

 

“Hopefully Luke Campbell ends up with the WBC belt and if Luke ends up with the WBC belt, that’ll be the fourth unification.

 

“Loma is looking for the opportunity to fight in the UK and he’d be happy to go over and fight Luke Campbell.”

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