Would Loma step up to 140lbs?

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  1. James9753

    James9753 Member Full Member

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    In an interview a while ago, Lomachenko stated he wouldn't go up to 140lbs for the Mikey Garcia fight, with his upper limit being 135lbs as he is admittedly a super-featherweight naturally.

    However, if he gets through Campbell (which is pretty likely), I personally don't see the likes of Lopez, Haney, Davis etc being able to beat him, so where does that leave Loma in terms of avenues to pursue? Does he just float around the 130/135 mark, or does he challenge himself even further and go up to 140 to take on bigger fighters and potentially the likes of Garcia, Taylor, Prograis and Ramirez etc? What do you guys think?
     
  2. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeĆ³n Mexicano Full Member

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    i say he fights all the guys mentioned then he moves up or retries
     
  3. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I still think we see Pac-Loma at 140 next year.

    I don't think he'll ever campaign there full time, but for the right fight, I could see a special appearance
     
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  4. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think moving down back to 130 lbs is more likely. Loma is really small lightweight. I know, Pacquiao was too, but he had enormous power and speed. Loma doesn't have that kind of power or quickness, it would be an uphill battle for him fighting much bigger guys fight after fight. I can see him coming up in the weight and fighting guy, who will be universally recognized best at 140 lbs, but I can't see him fighting at 140 lbs on the regular basis.
     
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  5. Ivan28

    Ivan28 Member Full Member

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    No way.Big chance for even not one lose.Lomachenko will retire soon, not going to fight until he's 40.
     
  6. Rilz

    Rilz Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Only for Pacman, or if another superstar emerges at 140. He just isn't built for it, too small.
     
  7. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I thought Loma already made it clear that he felt he was too small and that he wasn't going up any higher for any fighter for any reason.
     
  8. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

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    He is small at 135. Pac at 140 may be doable due to his size, but unlikely.
     
  9. 22JM

    22JM Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Then he should go to 130 and try to clean the division
     
  10. BoyBato

    BoyBato Active Member Full Member

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    Go back down to 130 and clean up the mess
     
  11. POTUS

    POTUS Esb Commissioner Full Member

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    He'd quit on his stool imo karma for all the nomaschenko BS.
     
  12. Pimp C

    Pimp C Trapper of The Year Full Member

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    Id like to see him stay at 135. I dont think he will go to 140.
     
  13. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Member Full Member

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    People who he can fight in 130/135 :
    • Richard Commey (Loma's primary target due to his belt)
    • Tank Davis (Loma's primary target)
    • Teofimo Lopez (possible mandatory fight / unification fight)
    • Miguel Berchelt
    • Devin Haney (possible mandatory fight)
    • Tevin Farmer
    • Robert Easter Jr. (possible mandatory fight)
    • Yuriorkis Gamboa
    • Oscar Valdez
    There you go. He doesn't need to go up.
     
  14. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Manny looked like a tank in the ring against Thurman and. took his best shots. He would walk through Loma and knock him out. To big for Loma. People really need to stop bringing up this fight because its not going to happen and its not realistic.
     
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  15. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    News Flash!!!! He ain't going up to 140 for Pac. He don't want none of that Pac smoke.
     
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