"— First of all, what is the situation with your next opponent? — Well, Commey is injured and it’s gonna be Crolla, most probably. The negotiations are underway but the date is April 12, the Staple Center, LA. — So, you will fight on this date in any case? — Yes. — Did you see the Gervonta fight? — Yes, I did. — So, what was it? — Listen, he’s not to blame for it. He was supposed to fight Mares, but Mares got injured. So, they needed to find someone just two weeks before the fight. Well, they found someone. I had a similar situation, by the way. I also thought that I would fight Commey or Chaniev, but now it’s a backup plan. … At least Crolla is also the WBA mandatory. — Are you more interested to fight Crolla? — Than whom? Commey? — Yeah. — No. I’d like to fight Commey. He’s a champion. And my goal now is to become the undisputed lightweight champion. — Is Davis in your weight category? — No, he fights at 130, a category below me. — Can you fight there? — Yeah, I can make the weight, no problem at all. So, if the fight is negotiated and agreed upon, I can absolutely go down to 130 for it. — By the way, when you were fighting Pedraza… Actually, what I would like to know… You had moved up to this weight category, so Pedraza was heavier than you… — Look, I think I understand what you’re trying to say. I know now some people are saying that Loma has started to lose ground, etc. First of all, … — I didn’t say that! — Ok, ok. So, after the Linares and Pedraza fights these talks started to circulate. Guys, listen, first of all, this is my third weight category. Second, I fought Linares with an injured shoulder most all the fight. With torn tendons. And I won that fight by a KO. Against a world champion. Now to Pedraza. Again, a champion. Yeah, Davis beat him in the past, I know. But, excuse me, he was dehydrated in that fight. He was struggling to make 130. — He looked at his optimal weight against you. — Yes, it’s his division. He prepared really hard for our fight. But, at the same time… I guess his goal in our fight was not to win but rather to last… At least, that’s my impression. His goal was to go all the distance. To save his face. — He managed to accomplish that quite well. — Yes, I guess so. — It’s the most optimal outcome for him, isn’t it? — Well, it’s always difficult to box against a opponent who doesn’t allow you to box. Who doesn’t attack himself and just tries to survive. Those people who were in the boxing ring themselves at least once, will understand me. — Did you feel that your power was not enough to knock him out? — No, not at all! — So, was everything, well, as usual? As in you previous fights? — Yes, as usual. If you see the fight once again, pay attention, that even in the 11th round, when I were trying to finish him, he never was completely stationary. He was constantly swinging like a pendulum… I had to find the target. All the 12 rounds I had to find him, to open him. — Was it difficult because of his long arms? — Well, it wasn't easy. ...Look, another nuance with Pedraza. In fact, during the fight I didn’t throw my right hook at all. I wasn’t completely confident that the shoulder’s healed 100%. In my next fight now I will be sure that it’s fine. I will use all my arsenal of punches. Including the right hook. — So, against Pedraza you were hesitant to throw it? — What do you mean “hesitant”? It was our decision to try not to use it. We didn’t want to risk any complications. — Where are you now? — In LA. … — What time is your first training in the morning? — 5 a.m. — Do you run? — No, I don’t run anymore. … Now I ride a bicycle or those roller-skis. … Because running hurts your knee joints. … Now I run only on the beach sometimes. Short sprints on the sand. — Do you swim? — Yes, of course. … — How many times a day do you train? — The first one is at 5 a.m. One hour. Then I try to sleep again a little bit. The breakfast is about 10 a.m. Then I go swimming at 12 o'clock. Then a dinner. Then I nap. And the third training session is at 6 p.m. — So, it’s three times a day? — Yes. It used to be two, but from the last month it’s three. The first month of the training camp it’s three times a day. The second month – two times. — Ok, back to Gervonta. So, you’d be interested to fight him. — Of course. Him and all the guys who talk a lot! — Was Davis talking a lot about you? — I guess so, yes. He or his team. They doubt my p4p top1 position. — Or, that kind of talks… Some other guys are more harsh. They say they will knock you out. — Oh, I think I know who are you talking about! That young ambitious guy. — Yes. — Listen, he does it in the right way. Here in America people like that kind of fighters. I guess he’s trying to be the second McGregor. But he shouldn’t forget how McGregor ended up after all his trash talking… — Well, but McGregor also won a lot. — Versus what top fighters? Which top fighter did McGregor beat? — Aldo? — Oh, yes, maybe Aldo, I agree. — Will Usyk fight Povetkin? — I have no idea at this point. It’s not clear at all yet. — What is he doing now? — He’s preparing his US visa, another documents. His next fight will be in the US. — But there’s no opponent yet? — Yeah. But I doubt it will be Povetkin. Not in America. — Who would YOU recommend him to fight at HW? — Listen, I’m not an expert on the current HW scene. I just watch the top (HW) fighters. So, I’m not qualified to answer your question. — So, you wouldn’t recommend Joshua at once? — Correct. I think it’s better to hide from AJ for half a year or so. To gain some weight first. To become comfortable at the weight. — So, do you think Usyk is risking too much, trying to fight top HWs at once? — Hey, listen, as I said, I don’t know. It’s just my opinion, I don’t know how he feels, how confident he is. ..." To be continued. Maybe.