World champion at lightweight, WBA and WBO Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO’s) remained without a rival in the closest.
Lomachenko 12 APR planned to meet with the new world champion under version IBF Richard Commies (28-2, 25 KO’s).
According to “BoxingScene”, a boxer from Ghana in the championship battle got a hand injury and will be sidelined for at least 6-8 weeks. Thus, the Commies just do not have time to go through a full training camp and fight against Lomachenko.
Promotion of the Ukrainian company “Top Rank” doesn’t want to move the date of the fight and already looking for Basil for a new opponent.
A possible option for Lomachenko next fight would become the mandatory Challenger for the WBA line Anthony Kroll (34-6-3, 13 KO’s), however, even in case of successful completion of a purse-bid, the Briton will not be the opponent for Lomachenko in the next fight, and their meeting will take place not earlier than summer of this year.
Vasyl Lomachenko last went to the ring in December last year in new York, the Ukrainian decision dealt with Jose Pedrosoi and captured the WBO title at lightweight.