Lomachenko could return in October

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Chuck Norris, Jul 7, 2022.

  1. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 22, 2011
    Ryan G shouldn't be allowed to fight Loma, Haney or Tank unless he fights at least one more really good fighter. I would rather see Zepeda fight one of the first three fighters I named.
  2. vargasfan1985

    vargasfan1985 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    Garcia is a walking L

    Lopez was a walking L and got beat

    Tank is a walking L
  3. OneShot

    OneShot New Member Full Member

    Oct 28, 2016
    Who invited the russian bots?

    Can't wait to see Loma back in action. Easily my favourite fighter to watch.
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  4. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Active Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2018
    I doubt Loma would fight Haney next. Even if Haney wants to fight him, it'll be risky for Loma to get in the ring with him after months of inactivity. It'd be better for him to have tune-up fight next.

    There are several names he can fight to boost him into mandatory title contender in each organization : Jezreel Coralles (WBA), Gustavo Lemos (IBF) and Ryan Garcia (WBC). The first two names are obvious no match for Loma. Garcia is good fight, but I doubt the that kid wants to fight him. Other names, Cruz is also a good match-up and would be challenging for Loma, but I'm not sure this fight can be made. From all those names previously mentioned, I want Garcia the most.
  5. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    I was sure that Loma was inactive for a very long time, but he fought Commey in december, So he can still fight Haney right away.

    If not, maybe Nakathila, and when he stops him, Shakur will be hurt.
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  6. DonnyMo

    DonnyMo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    I think Loma v. Haney is what's being worked behind the scenes.

    ESPN does not want to air Haney v. Kombozos II. The first fight wasn't exciting and Haney won at least 10 rounds. There is less than zero demand for it in the states (and who in Australia is paying to see that again? They can't draw a fraction of that crowd after a blowout)

    If it gets rammed through then ESPN will most certainly throw it on ESPN+ and it'll air at 11am in the US as no accommodations will be made for it this time around. I wouldn't even take that for granted as college football could easily draw much better ratings. There is zero demand for this fight - even on a hardcore boxing board.

    So this rematch doesn't do anything for either fighter. In fact it takes them both backwards. Kambozos really does need to take the step aside money and pursue his career another way.

    ESPN would give Loma v. Haney the royal treatment. Undefeated, literate, road warrior American kid against the 'Legend' who also has a Ukrainian sob story behind him....for all the belts. This is a seller.
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  7. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    Your scenario is not altogether implausible, particularly if Kambosos suffers an "injury" that prevents a timely rematch.
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  8. TMLT87

    TMLT87 Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    Not getting the Loma/Teo rematch made in a timely fashion was such a waste and loss for the sport. The first fight was big and the second would have been significantly bigger.
  9. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Active Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2018

    I blame that on Loma's overconfidence not to have rematch clause. Yes I fully agree that the second fight would much bigger and anticipated.
  10. TheVet

    TheVet Member banned Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    You cant force Teo to have a rematch if he does not want to. He is was the new champion and moved on. Did Loma give every person he beat a rematch?
  11. TMLT87

    TMLT87 Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    I'm not taking sides, i'm just saying from a commercial/fans perspective it was a missed opportunity that we didnt get the rematch. Especially considering Teo didnt exactly capitalize on the win anyway.