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Lomachenko no longer interested in Walters fight

Despite all the talk of a featherweight clash between Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters, Lomachenko doesn't want the fight after Walters lost his title on the scales.

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One of the most intriguing and coveted fights in the sport today was a potential featherweight title unification between Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters. However, after Walters lost his featherweight title on the scales for his last fight with Miguel Marriaga, any potential unification fight went out the window. Now, according to Lomachenko's manager Egis Klimas, the Ukrainian beltholder is not interested in a fight between the two for the time being.

"Walters is not interesting for Lomachenko, as he lost his title on scale," Egis Klimas, Lomachenko‘s manager, told "He did not make weight. We are not interested [in] preparing for the bout and not knowing if opponent going to make weight and [then] going into ring with welterweight (On the night of the Marriaga fight Walters weighed in at the welterweight limit)."

"The day will come when Lomachenko will move to 130-pound division and the bout with Walters can be made."

So while that may be a good fight down the line, the immediate future for Loma is a bit clouded with not many viable options on the table. Vasyl is said to only be looking to fight current champions in his weight class, has already beaten Gary Russell Jr., theres no talk of a Jesus Cuellar bout, so that really only leaves a potential fight with Lee Selby. Whether or not any talks between Loma and Selby are going to take place remains to be seen, but Loma's side is seems to be open to the possibility.

"If we will hear an offer from U.K. to fight Lee Selby, of course we will look at it."

Do you think Lomachenko should still be looking towards a fight with Walters? If not, who would you like to see him face next?

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