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Megabuck bout up for Pacquiao

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is set to fight in December against a still unknown fighter

ALL SET. There are many potential foes for Manny Pacquiao, including British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Money matches: 5 who could be next for Pacquiao

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:10 PM

With the Filipino fighting legend back in the big time, AFP Sport looks at 5 boxers who could be money-spinning opponents for Pacquiao's next fight:

CHAMP. Manny Pacquiao celebrates his victory against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Three-division champion Lomachenko undergoes shoulder surgery

May 31, 2018 - 11:13 AM

The WBA lightweight world champion won't return for a slated August 25 fight

RECOVERY. Doctors expect Vasyl Lomachenko to return to his 'previous level of performance.' Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko stops Linares for historic 3rd world title

May 13, 2018 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko survives a 6th-round knockdown against Venezuela's Jorge Linares to claim the WBA lightweight world title

SENSATIONAL. Vasyl Lomachenko improves his record to 11-1 with 9 knockouts. Photo from Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA)

Lomachenko targets 3rd weight division title vs Linares

May 11, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The Ukrainian sensation's recent victims quit mid-bout, including previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux

CHALLENGER. Vasyl Lomachenko vies to wrest the WBA lightweight title from Venezuelan Jorge Linares. Photo bySteven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko’s manager says Pacquiao fight not happening: ‘He’s an old man’

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Lomachenko beating him takes him nowhere,' says Egis Klimas

NOT INTERESTED. Lomachenko's manager thinks Pacquiao should fight guys closer to his own weight. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko forces Rigondeaux to quit on his stool

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Guillermo Rigondeaux packs it in after the sixth round, quitting on his stool for his first ever defeat as a pro.

EASY WORK. Vasyl Lomachenko puts a beating on Guillermo Rigondeaux until the Cuban fighter quits on his stool following the sixth round. File photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Lack of training, injuries didn't stop Filipino Suarez from fighting Lomachenko

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez says he was at 50 strength when he fought his heart out against pound for pound star Vasyl Lomachenko in 2012

FEARLESS. Charly Suarez demonstrated his fearlessness in a 2013 fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, fighting back against the boxing star with two injured shoulders after just 5 days of training. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

Lomachenko outclasses Marriaga to retain junior lightweight crown

Aug 06, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vasyl Lomachenko forces his third straight opponent to remain in the corner between rounds

OUTCLASSING. Vasyl Lomachenko pounds Colombian Miguel Marriaga, dropping him twice en route to the technical knockout win. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko says 'old' Pacquiao should retire

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:05 PM

I think he needs to finish his career says Lomachenko

NOT INTERESTED. Vasyl Lomachenko says Pacquiao is a shadow of his former self and should retire. File photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko not interested in beating 'old guy’ Pacquiao

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:28 PM

I’m not going to go in there and beat an old guy It’s complete nonsense for me to chase him says Vasyl Lomachenko

NOT INTERESTED. WBO junior lightweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko says he's more interested in making his own legacy than chasing the living legend Manny Pacquiao. File photos from Rappler/AFP

Lomachenko outclasses Sosa as corner throws in the towel

Apr 09, 2017 - 3:06 PM

Vasyl Lomachenko stakes his claim as the best fighter pound for pound with a one sided pounding of the tough Jason Sosa

STILL CHAMPION. Vasyl Lomachenko beat Jason Sosa to the head and body, forcing his corner to stop the fight after the ninth round. File photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko remains champ after Walters quits on his stool

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Vasyl Lomachenko outboxes the Donaire conqueror prompting him to quit the fight

NEXT LEVEL. Vasyl Lomachenko made a very good fighter look average, forcing Nicholas Walters to quit in the corner after the seventh round. File photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Arum wants to make Pacquiao vs Lomachenko

Oct 28, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Manny Pacquiao could be looking down the scale at a fight with junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko in the future

LOMACHENKO ON DECK? Vasyl Lomachenko won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Games, and has won world titles in two weight classes since turning pro in 2013. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko knocks out Martinez for historic second world title

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Vasyl Lomachenko finishes Roman Martinez in round 5 to win a world title in his second world title in just his seventh bout

HEAD OVER HEELS. Vasyl Lomachenko knocks out 130 pound titleholder Rocky Martinez to win his second world title. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Lomachenko, Santa Cruz highlight Mayweather vs Pacquiao undercard

Apr 28, 2015 - 3:01 AM

World titleholders Vasyl Lomachenko and Leo Santa Cruz will compete in separate fights on the televised undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao event

Vasyl Lomachenko (L) lands a straight left hand on Gary Russell during his title winning effort. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Lomachenko outslugs Russell to win featherweight title in 3rd fight

Jun 22, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Two time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko tied Saensak Muangsurin for the fastest route to a world championship win with a majority decision over Gary Russell

SECOND TIME THE CHARM. Vasyl Lomachenko (L) lands a straight left hand on Gary Russell. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank