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Bradley vs Rios: Vasyl Lomachenko to face Romulo Koasicha in HBO co-feature

Vasyl Lomachenko has his next opponent, and it's not one that's going to get anyone excited.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Vasyl Lomachenko has his next opponent, as Top Rank's Bob Arum announced that Mexico's Romulo Koasicha will be facing Lomachenko for the WBO featherweight title on November 7, the HBO co-feature to the Tim Bradley-Brandon Rios main event.

Koaischa (25-4, 15 KO) is probably most widely-known for a loss to Lee Selby in 2014, where Koasicha was shut out over 12 rounds in Wales. He's won four in a row since then, though against marginal opposition at best. He's currently ranked 24th in the world at featherweight by BoxRec's algorithm, which may be a generous ranking.

Either way, nobody's going to see him as a legitimate threat to Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KO), who may be the best featherweight in the world, and has already repeatedly made easy work of opponents on this level.

"In Romulo Koasicha, he's fighting the best opponent we can get," Arum said. "An experienced fighter, a tough Mexican fighter who will attack and make it a fight. But let's face it, there ain't nobody around now in the featherweight division who can really compete with this wonder of boxing, Vasyl Lomachenko."

Lomachenko did attend the presser, but his brief time on the dais just had him thanking the media and fans, and saying he was going to go train.

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