Ryan Garcia placed in his personal ranking Vasyl Lomachenko as the best lightweight boxer.
“Knoll is number one, “he replied in an interview with Dan rafael from World Boxing News about the current 135 lbs. “It is closed between Devin (Haney) Y Tank (Gervonta davis). Then you have to George (Kambosos), who fought well ”.
Nowadays, Kambosos has three of the four belts of the division with those of the OMB, IBF Y AMB, while Haney has that of CMB. Gervonta has another of the AMB.
Lomachenko defeated Richard Commey on December 11, 2021 by unanimous decision in a fight that the Ukrainian dominated for 12 rounds, to take the scorecards 119-108, 117-110 and 119-108.
Vasyl won both of his 2021 bouts, after losing his belts in 2020 to Teofimo Lopez. The latter made the first defense in November 2021 and Kambosos he defeated him by unanimous decision in one of the biggest upsets of the year.
For its part, Haney defended the championship of CMB in view of Joseph “JoJo” Diaz at the end of November last year.
Now the lightweight division is waiting for what is going to happen. There has been talk of a possible unification between Kambosos Y Haney, but Lomachenko he wants a chance to fight George to regain the title.
“Knoll number one, ”Ryan added. “Then I would say that Kambosos number two and Devin Y Tank they are a blown up. They both had mediocre performances. “
Ryan Garcia He only fought once in 2021. On January 2, he defeated Luke campbell in the seventh round with a hook to the liver. He then went through mental problems and later suffered a right hand injury that prevented him from returning to the ring.
Now he plans to return in the first semester and seeks his fight to be against Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, who comes from falling before Gervonta davis by unanimous decision.