Lo­machenko not in­ter­ested in Pac­quiao bout

The Borneo Post - - SPORT -

NEW YORK: Three-divi­sion world cham­pion Vasiliy Lo­machenko is ea­ger to notch an­other ca­reer first on Satur­day as he at­tempts to unify two belts when he fights Jose Pe­draza.

“It’s the next step for my dream,” said Lo­machenko, the World Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion light­weight world cham­pion who brings a record of 11-1 with nine knock­outs to the bout against Puerto Rico’s World Box­ing Or­ga­ni­za­tion champ Pe­draza.

“It’s the next step for my goal, and af­ter this fight I think my dreams come a lit­tle bit closer to me.”

Lo­machenko weighed in on Fri­day at 134.4 pounds (60.96 kg) and Pe­draza at 134.2. A vic­tory could put Lo­machenko on a path to a 135-pound clash with un­beaten Mikey Gar­cia.

One thing the Ukrainian isn’t con­tem­plat­ing is a meet­ing – at any weight – with Filipino great Manny Pac­quiao.

“There are a lot of good fight­ers to fight who are com­pa­ra­ble to me,” Lo­machenko told re­porters in New York on Thurs­day. “I’m not dis­re­spect­ing Pac­quiao. He’s old. I think his ca­reer is done. I don’t want to be­come a le­gend in box­ing be­cause of him.” — AFP

Syahrud­din Sham­sudin (cen­tre) is all smiles af­ter win­ning the Me­galanes 169 & Be­low Skin’s Chal­lenge Grand Fi­nal on Thurs­day night at Me­galanes Sarawak, E-Mart Batu Kawa. He posted a to­tal of 1,620 pins over the nine-game fi­nale with scores of 209, 164, 180, 186, 192, 123, 159, 172 and 215. Thir­teen pins be­hind was Abang Muhd Fakhri (right) and in third po­si­tion was Marzainah Jaya­mara (left) with 1,595 pins. Fin­ish­ing from fourth to 12th were Ma­zlyana Zainul, Ab­dul Aziz Bin Kadri, Zul­fadli Sukardi, Mohd Haroun Ponik, Mohd Ab­dul Hadi Rid­huan, Mohd Shahrud­din Zaidil, Nur Syazwani Marais, Ruhana Bu­jang and Zac Chai.

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