Top Rank president Todd DuBoef, prior to today’s press conference announcing Michael Conlan’s March 17th pro debut, spoke with The Ring and echoed Bob Arum’s earlier statement that WBO Super Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko will "most likely" face WBA "Super" Champion Jezreel Corrales on April 8th.
The fight does not yet have a location or official contracts, but with multiple members of the Top Rank brass touting it as a strong possibility, I’m going to go ahead and get excited.
Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KO) spent 2016 solidifying his status as the division’s best with dominant stoppages of Roman Martinez and Nicholas Walters, while Corrales (21-1, 8 KO) came out of nowhere to knock out Takashi Uchiyama in April and earn a decision in the rematch eight months later.
This is an absolutely phenomenal matchup; Lomachenko’s insistence on fighting the best super featherweights is a delightful change of pace and Corrales is tricky and awkward enough to make him really work. Fingers crosssed.