Vasyl "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko moved to number one Pound-for-Pound for many in the boxing community, defeating Jorge Linares by technical knockout. Lomachenko won the WBA Super Lightweight Title and Ring Magazine Lineal Super Lightweight Title, becoming the fastest 3-division World Title holder.
At age 30, "Loma," is entering the prime of an illustrious career that started with two Olympic gold medals.
The question remains, who can beat Vasiliy Lomachenko. If he is number one, the answer should be no one. CHAMPSIDE, we break down three potential opponents for Vasyl Lomachenko.
1. Mikey Garcia, ranked #5 Pound for Pound, fighting at 135-140.
Garcia has stated he wants to fight Lomachenko. A potential unification at 135 with Easter is under negotiations. If Garcia wins, an Undisputed Title fight with Lomachenko could align for the boxing world.
2. Gervonta "Tank" Davis, WBA Lightweight Champion, fighting at 130.
Tank recently stated he would face Lomachenko at the right time. When asked about a potential match up he expressed he wished to have it on Pay-Per-View. Lomachenko would eagerly take on Floyd Mayweather's biggest, youngest star.
3. Manny Pacquaio, Hall of Famer & Active Legend, fighting at 147.
Pacquaio has a couple fights left and has stated he can make the Super Lightweight limit. Being on Top Rank helps get this fight made and it stands to be an offensive action packed scrap. The winner would certainly get a profile boost.