News | Apr 22 2016

Vasyl Lomachenko will move up to fight for super-featherweight world title

Vasyl Lomachenko fights WBO champion Roman Martinez on June 11
vasyl lomachenko vs Jorge Linares fight time
vasyl lomachenko  |  Mikey Williams/Top Rank

VASYL LOMACHENKO will move up in weight to fight WBO world super-featherweight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez on June 11.

Top Rank confirmed yesterday that the pair will meet at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, with a press conference booked for next week to officially announce the fight.

Lomachenko, a standout amateur, won the WBO featherweight title in his third professional fight when he edged out Gary Russell Jnr. It was his second attempt at that belt after Orlando Salido had outpointed him three months before.

 

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