Vasyl Lomachenko wants George Kambosos Jr. fight, says Todd DuBoef | DAZN News US

The former champion is aiming to get back to the top of the pile.

Vasyl Lomchenko wants to fight George Kambosos Jr. for a lightweight title fight, according to Top Rank’s president, Todd DuBoef.

The 33-year-old Ukrainian former champion demolished Ghanaian challenger Richard Commey earlier this month, notable for a mid-fight request to stop the fight to protect Commey.

Last year Lomachenko was the victim of a surprise defeat to Teofimo Lopez, losing his four belts in the process, which are now in the possession of new unified champion Kambosos Jr.

Lopez looks set to move up to 140lbs so a rematch is off the cards, but Devin Haney - the WBC champion - is also mooted as an opponent for the Australian.

Speaking to Sky Sports, DuBoef said: "Lomachenko has made it very evident to us, and to his team, that it's the fight he would like.

"We are amicably trying to have discussions with them for a fight in the first half of next year."

"Lomachenko is a poster boy for many things in the sport," continued DuBoef. "He was aggressively matched - he came right out of the amateurs and fought for a world title [in his second fight].

"He doesn't look at a setback as his value going down. He looks at it like a re-set to go forwards.

"He has come back with two brilliant wins and he never says no to any opponents.

"He wants his titles back.

"Watch his footwork - he doesn't miss a beat. Watch his hands - they are in sync.

"He is as fluid as anything.

"He'll be around for some time yet. Then he'll be the kind of guy who walks away - and truly walks away."

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