Vasiliy Lomachenko allow out fun as he went face to face with perilous puncher Richard Commey on the weigh-in for a significant light-weight conflict in New York.
The Ukrainian star was in peak downside as he weighed in at 134.4lbs, while Commey was additionally inside the limit at 134.2lbs ahead of their fight at Madison Sq. Again backyard, dwell on Sky Sports activities from 2am on Sunday.
Lomachenko then broke the stress with a chuckle all by means of the facial area-off with Commey, a knockout specialist who’s getting addressed with warning by the three-body weight world king.
“He has main vitality and he has attain, sensible expertise, so for me it is going to be a extraordinarily attention-grabbing struggle for admirers,” Lomachenko suggested Sky Sports activities.
“In the midst of the battle, you should must be usually concentrating in your system, and usually focused in your tempo and your response.”
High rated Rank promoter Bob Arum hopes victory for Lomachenko will make him a required challenger for the lately topped unified champion George Kambosos Jnr.
“Loma is No 1 with the WBC and the WBO,” Arum knowledgeable Sky Sporting actions.
“Kambosos will make a voluntary defence then might fight Lomachenko in Australia.
“I’ve promoted fights in Australia. It’s actually an exquisite spot for fights. They’ve implausible followers who would welcome Lomachenko.
“I’m optimistic that, on the shut of future 12 months, we could have Loma again once more battling for the titles.”
On the undercard, Jared Anderson can vastly improve his identify as simply one of many world’s most fascinating heavyweight contenders.
Anderson, who has knocked out all 10 of his opponents, requires on Ukrainian Oleksandr Teslenko.
Nico Ali Walsh additionally returns to motion versus Reyes Sanchez, subsequent within the footsteps of his grandfather Muhammad Ali by battling on the famed venue in NYC.
America’s Olympic silver medallist Keyshawn Davis resumes his skilled vocation versus Jose Zaragoza.
Sky Athletics Boxing agenda
Sunday December 12 – Main Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
Sunday December 18 – High rated Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC mild-heavyweight titles
Saturday January 29 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles
Saturday February 19 – BOXXER in Manchester – Sky Athletics Field Enterprise
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Saturday February 26 – High Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed tremendous-lightweight titles