'I don't want to watch': former world champion urged Lomachenko to end his career
Robert Garcia, a well-known American trainer and former world featherweight champion, admitted that it is getting harder and harder for him to watch Vasiliy Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) fight. He called on the Ukrainian boxer to end his career, as he began to miss more punches, which affects his health.
Garcia said this in an interview with the EsNews YouTube channel. According to him, Lomachenko allegedly did consider retirement, but nevertheless agreed to return to the ring and fight Australian George Kambosos (21-2, 10 KOs) for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) title next April.
"Lomachenko is an age-old fighter, and I don't want to see him get hurt and beaten up. I don't know how true it is, but I heard that he was thinking about not fighting anymore and ending his career. Lomachenko will fight for the vacant title with Kambosos. He needs to become a champion and maybe finish his career as a champion. Or he can become a champion, have a big fight, earn a few million, and then leave," Garcia said.
As a reminder, on May 21, Lomachenko lost to American Devin Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) by unanimous decision, which caused a lot of controversy among fans and experts.
Promoter Bob Arum has shared his plans for Vasiliy Lomachenko's career, noting that the Ukrainian boxer intends to regain his championship belts. He also denied the information that our compatriot is ending his career.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, the media announced the date of Vasiliy Lomachenko's return to the ring, which is to take place in Australia.