In recent days a possible meeting between the new champion was rumored CMB of the 130 pounds, Oscar Valdez and the former champion in three divisions, Vasyl Lomachenko.
The networks turned to comments from fans and each one choosing their favorite. But that brings us to the mandatory question.
Why not Lomachenko vs Valdez?
Valdez comes from the best performance of his entire career in that great triumph over the hitherto champion, Miguel Berchelt. In the meantime, Vasyl Lomachenko comes from an unexpected defeat before Teofimo Lopez. In addition to an injury to one of his shoulders, which had already given him problems before Jorge Linares placeholder image.
The first intention of Lomachenko is to seek revenge with Lopez, who already has a date and a rival for his next fight. Since before losing, Lomachenko He did not rule out going back to 130 pounds, since he makes that weight comfortably.
Neither the promoter nor the television will be a stone in the way. Both fight under the promotion of Top rank and, therefore, their fights are for the chain of ESPN.
And, in addition, both have history. Knoll Y Valdez they faced each other as an amateur. The Ukrainian won, who in these parts of an amateur was a true eminence. He collected two Olympic gold medals and a 396-1 record.
Anyway, the fight falls like a glove to both of them. Valdez will be able to reaffirm that it was not “luck” his majestic performance before Berchelt Y Lomachenko.
The Ukrainian, on the other hand, would have the opportunity to tell the world, that despite his defeat, he is still in the elite. And with that, start climbing again towards the top of the Libra by Libra.
A fight that looks super interesting if it happens, and I think it will happen in the long run. And it is that, neither of the two are known to turn any boxer around.
*The author, DAMIÁN FERRER, is The Boxing Philosopher, and you can follow him on his Facebook page.