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Lomachenko Must Leave War In Ukraine To Secure Kambosos Fight

Vasiliy Lomachenko will have to leave Ukraine soon if he is to secure a fight with George Kambosos Jr this summer.

Lomachenko had agreed to fight the three-belt lightweight champion on June 5 in Melbourne.

However, any such proposition had been put on the back burner after the Ukrainian decided to return home to play his part in fighting the Russian invasion of his country.

Lomachenko along with WBC champion Devin Haney are the front-runners to challenge Kambosos but ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reports that an opponent has to be decided on by the end of the month to allow enough time for the fight promotion.

Efforts are underway to try and get Lomachenko out of Ukraine to begin training. Lomachenko and heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk are just two men from thousands of non-military who have taken up arms to join the war against Russia.

Should Lomachenko be unable to leave Ukraine in time then attention will turn to securing an undisputed lightweight title between Kambosos and Haney.