World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman feels it would only be right for Vasiliy Lomachenko to get a crack at the WBC lightweight title.
Lomachenko is in line to fight the winner of the October 15th rematch between undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney and former champ George Kambosos.
Also in October, Lomachenko will finally return to the ring in a bout with unbeaten contender Jamaine Ortiz.
Lomachenko was at the top of the lightweight division in 2020. He was knocked off his perch by Teofimo Lopez, who a year later suffered an upset decision to Kambosos.
Earlier this year, Haney outboxed Kambosos over twelve rounds to unify the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF world titles,
Sulaiman would like to see Lomachenko get the opportunity to reclaim the titles he lost to Lopez.
“That would only be fair,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports. “He has gone through so much, just as Usyk went through.
“He went back to Ukraine, he has been there supporting his country, now he left to go train, he is going to fight in October. It will be very, very just for him to be able to fight for the championship as he did. He’s been out of the ring, but he’s always been a tremendous force. [Lomachenko is] one of the best fighters in the world.”
At the same time, Sulaiman says nobody should underestimate the talent and boxing abilities of Haney.
“Haney is a tremendous champion, I’m so happy about Devin Haney and how he proved to the world his process was the correct one against so many critics that he and the WBC had to accept,” Sulaiman said.
“But once you conquer and defeat you feel proud of how things went. Haney is a tremendous fighter, one of the best in the world without a doubt. Any fight, there is so much talent in the lightweight division, Lomachenko, Kambosos, (Isaac) Cruz, (Gervonta) Davies, so many fights that can be made. We have a lot of things to look forward to in this weight category.”