Boxing’s fastest ever two-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko is planning an an assault up at lightweight and wants to face Jorge Linares.
After winning world titles at featherweight and super featherweight in just 11 professional outings, Lomachenko has established himself as one of the best boxers on the globe.
His hit-list includes Guillermo Rigondeaux, Nicholas Walters and Gary Russell Jr.
Now the Ukrainian hopes to add WBA lightweight world champion Linares to that list.
“Ask and you shall receive…let’s do this at 135,” Lomachenko posted on his Instagram in response to Linares’ recent comments. “I’ll be patiently waiting for you to decide if you truly want this or not.”
“You tell me when and where and the 135lb crown will be waiting,” the Venezuelan replied as a comment on the post.
He then posted an image of his celebration after beating Mercito Gesta at the weekend.
“The King Jorge is waiting for you at 135. Your dad named you right, because you are vaSilly for wanting this fight,” he joked.
Lomachenko has shown a desire to take on the very best of the lower weight classes. He had hoped to secure a unification at Super-Featherweight but looks set to move up again instead.
Last week Linares stated that he would agree to the fight, so fans will be hoping this mouth-watering match-up can be made soon.
Bob Arum of Top Rank was fully on board to do the fight on a date in April or May – depending on when Linares is physically ready to fight.