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Lomachenko wins unanimous decision for 2nd lightweight belt

Vasiliy Lomachenko is halfway to owning all the major lightweight titles after just two fights, and he’s already eyeing the guy he’d need to beat to get the next one. “Of course I want two more belts and maybe we can make next year a fight with Mikey Garcia,” Lomachenko said. Lomachenko (12-1) knocked down Pedraza twice in the 11th round and though he couldn’t finish him, won easily to add the WBO title to the WBA belt he picked up in May during his first fight at 135 pounds.

Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts

Vasiliy Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday. Ukraine’s Lomachenko, a three-weight world champion who had never before unified two titles in the same class, knocked down Pedraza twice in an explosive 11th round. Two judges saw it 117-109 for Lomachenko while a third made it 119-107 for the 30-year-old who was fighting for the first time since having shoulder surgery in the wake of his 10th-round technical knockout of Jorge Linares on May 12.

Lomachenko ready for unification bout, not interested in Pacquiao

Three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is eager to notch another career first on Saturday as he attempts to unify two belts when he fights Jose Pedraza. “It’s the next step for my dream,” said Lomachenko, the World Boxing Association lightweight world champion who brings a record of 11-1 with nine knockouts to the bout against Puerto Rico’s World Boxing Organization champ Pedraza. Lomachenko weighed in on Friday at 134.4 pounds (60.96 kg) and Pedraza at 134.2.

Joshua still seeking Wilder showdown – Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua’s chief priority remains a unification bout with fellow unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder. WBA, IBF and WBO champion Joshua is back in training ahead of his return to the ring at Wembley on April 13, though his opponent for that date remains uncertain. It was thought the winner of Wilder and Tyson Fury’s fight would be the logical choice to meet Joshua next but that ended in a controversial split-decision draw in Los Angeles on Saturday.