Vasyl Lomachenko next fight: When is The Matrix in action again? Who is he fighting? Where is it being held?

Vasyl Lomachenko is set to return to the ring before the end of the year in what will be his third fight of 2019.

The pound-for-pound king beat Anthony Crolla in California in April by KO in the fourth round.

Vasyl Lomachenko next fight: When is The Matrix in action again?

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Vasyl Lomachenko next fight: When is The Matrix in action again?

He then defeated fellow Brit Luke Campbell by decision on August 21 at the O2 Arena to add the WBC lightweight title to his already captured WBA and WBO belts.

The Matrix has claimed victories over a host of big names in his professional career to date and he is looking to claim another scalp before the year is out.

Vasyl Lomachenko next fight: When is he returning and who is he facing?

There has been no official confirmation of Loma’s next bout but he is eager to become undisputed champion by claiming Richard Commey’s IBF belt.

However, Commey’s next defence is planned for December 14 against mandatory challenger Teofimo Lopez, meaning Lomachenko will have to wait until 2020 for an opportunity.

He is expected to face the winner of Commey vs Lopez in March but he is also set to fight before as well.

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After the win over Campball, promoter Bob Arum interjected: “[We’ll] get the best opponent out there.

“We’ll have to go back to the drawing board, [and see] who will fight him.”

When asked where Lomachenko’s next bout could take place, Arum continued: “There are people around the world that want the opportunity to watch him.

“Muhammad Ali, who was my mentor in effect because I was with him for so long, taught me one thing.

“If you’re gonna be a world superstar in boxing, you have to fight all over the world. He can’t limit himself to the United States or any one country.

Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Luke Campbell by a wide points decision to add the WBC Lightweight strap to his haul

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Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Luke Campbell by a wide points decision to add the WBC Lightweight strap to his haul

“I think Loma’s goal is to fight all around the world because I think there is a tremendous market for him.”

Robert Easter Jr. or Rances Barthelemy are believed to be Arum’s preferred opponents but there is also the possibility of Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney or Mikey Garcia.

Whoever his next opponent is, Lomachenko is expected to return to the USA for his next bout having faced Campbell in London and the bout will be held in December.

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