Opinion | Apr 13 2017

Top five next opponents for Vasyl Lomachenko

John Dennen considers what Vasyl Lomachenko should do next
Vasyl Lomachenko
Vasyl Lomachenko  |  Mikey Williams/Top Rank

1. Mikey Garcia

After outclassing Jason Sosa last weekend, Vasyl Lomachenko said he wanted to fight any of the champions at 130lbs and if that could not be arranged he’d move up to lightweight. He wants to go straight to a champion at 135lbs, raising the intriguing possibility of Lomachenko becoming a three world champion in only 10 professional fights.

The most demanding opponent for him could be the brilliant WBC lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia but Lomachenko says, “This is the fight that will make history. I want to make that fight right away.”