Boxing News

Lomachenko-Oquendo a no-go

By Rey Colon – The Sport Press

Featherweight Jonathan Oquendo (23-3, 16 KOs) will not be fighting two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko. The two were slated to meet in Lomachenko’s pro debut on the October 12 Bradley-Marquez card in Las Vegas. “It won’t go for two reasons,” said Oquendo. “First I have an injury to one of my knuckles on my left hand and lost a couple of weeks of training. In addition, the economic part is not the best. I didn’t like it…and I had everything against me. If that fight happened I would have had to win by knockout because the decision would be given to him. I was going to be a stepping-stone. The kid may be a star, but he’s not invincible and was going to have to deal with me.”

Lomachenko will now take on Jose Ramirez (25-3, 15 KOs) in his pro debut with a WBO world title shot planned for his second fight against the winner of Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz and Orlando “Siri” Salido.

    world boxing association

    world boxing council

    boxing news tips

    philly boxing history

    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.