Boxing champ turned entrepreneur Mike Tyson is consistent in saying that Ukraine’s Lomachenko is the best fighter in the world.
Three-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko is highly regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today. In the last five years, Lomachenko has been undefeated and in he was able to defend his titles in his last thirteen consecutive fights.
Among the famous boxing personalities who admire Lomachenko’s career, Tyson has repeatedly stated that Lomachenko is indeed the best fighter in the world.
Last year, during an interview with Fight Hub TV, Tyson was asked who his favorite fighter to watch these days. Surprisingly, the former world heavyweight champ answered “a guy from the Ukraine called Lomachenko.”
“I think the best fighter in the world right now is a guy from the Ukraine called Lomachenko. He always does really well,” Tyson said.
When Tyson visited Kyiv last month, he once again said that Lomachenko is the best in front of a massive Ukrainian crowd. He even mentioned that Oleksandr Usyk, the other Ukrainian world champion can’t be as good as Lomachenko.
“Lomachenko is the best and I don’t know the other guy (Usyk). The other guy can’t be as good as Lomachenko,” Tyson said.
Meanwhile, Lomachenko just defended his lightweight world titles against Luke Campbell. After twelve rounds of boxing, Lomachenko outpointed Campbell and got the verdict 119-108, 119-108, 118-108 at London’s O2 Arena.
In his post-fight interview inside the ring, the 31-year-old boxing superstar went straight-forward with his next plan. According to Lomachenko, his eyes are locked in for the IBF title.
“Next: IBF!, this is my title!,” Lomachenko exclaimed.
Bob Arum supported Lomachenko’s statement and mentioned that he and his fighter are aiming for the 4thbelt.
“Obviously, we’re looking to win the 4th belt, to unify the title,” Arum said.
Campbell on the other hand, suffered the third loss of his professional career. But despite losing, the British boxer received a huge praise when he managed to stay on his feet and fought hard until the bell rang.
“He is so good, he adapts to any plans. Tonight was not the jackpot but my time will come,” Campbell said.
Lomachenko currently holds three of the main four belts in the lightweight division. Ghana’s Richard Commey, the IBF champion, is highly viewed as Lomachenko’s next opponent and the only one standing in his way from being an undisputed champion. However, lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez is also being linked as a top contender in their division.
Lopez and Commey could match up against Lomachenko in a potential fight with all four belts on the line.