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Boxing great Vasyl Lomachenko eyes a different catch before he is 40

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lomachenko, who enjoyed an outstanding amateur career winning Olympic gold in 2008 (featherweight) and 2012 (lightweight) and is believed to have lost just one of his 396 bouts, told the BBC he will retire before he is 40.Pacquiao became the oldest welterwight world champion in history when aged 40 he won on a split decision over American Keith Thurman in July.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelLomachenko is adamant he will not be following suit.“No, I don’t want that, it’s too much,” he said. Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics FILE – APRIL 12: Vasiliy Lomachenko knocks out Anthony Crolla during their WBA/WBO lightweight title bout at Staples Center on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images/AFPUkraine’s world lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko says he wants to enjoy hunting and fishing and not box on into his 40s like fellow great Manny Pacquiao.The 31-year-old two-time Olympic champion will hope to add the vacant WBC belt to his WBA and WBO lightweight titles when he fights Britain’s Luke Campbell in London on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC LATEST STORIES UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent Lomachenko has been breaking records for the speed with which he has amassed world titles in three weight classes, the others being featherweight and junior lightweight.All this in just 14 professional bouts.His one defeat to Orlando Salido came in only his second fight and his first world title bout (WBO featherweight).“It’s one of my goals and dream to put my name in boxing history,” he said.“That’s why I started a pro career and fought for a world title in my second fight. I’m the fastest three-weight world champion, so I do everything for legacy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfastcenter_img “I have trained since I am four years old. I was born a boxer.“Always, something has to end. I want to hunt, I want to fish every day. Now I can’t do this as I train every day.“My motivation, my goal, is four titles (at lightweight). After, I don’t know what happens. Now it’s two more belts.”Campbell matched Lomachenko at the London Olympics in 2012 with gold in the bantamweight division and he will bid to do better than compatriot Anthony Crolla, who was knocked out in the fourth round by the Ukrainian in April.If Lomachenko is to hold all four world title belts, he will not just need to beat Campbell on Saturday but also target Ghana’s Richard Commey, who possesses the IBF crown.ADVERTISEMENT Renovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA NBA star Jeremy Lin heads to China to play for Beijing Shougang Ducks What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos MOST READ View commentslast_img read more