Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jamaine Ortiz have agreed terms for a lightweight bout that will take place at the end of October.
Information provided by ESPN suggests that if successful, Lomachenko will then face the winner of an undisputed lightweight belt war between Devin Haney and George Kambosos Jr, taking place at Rod Laver Arena, in Melbourne, on October 15.
Lomachenko, who last fought in December, unanimously pointed out Richard Commeywas expected to fight Kambosos in June, before deciding to stay in Ukraine to support his countrymen against the recent Russian invasion.
Haney replaced him and then went on to eliminate Kambosos resoundinglyto become the current IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC lightweight champion. https://twitter.com/MikeCoppinger/status/1559758051174977536
Ortiz, who stunned the boxing community by defeating former featherweight world champion Jamel Herring in May, entered the competition undefeated, with a professional record of (16-0-1, 8 KOs).
The only weak point in his record was the decisive majority draw against Joseph Adorno, although a showdown with the 34-year-old Olympic gold medalist and former unified lightweight champion Lomachenko would comfortably represent for the toughest challenge of his career to date.
No location location has yet to be agreed; however the fight will be fueled by Top Rated Boxing and will be televised on ESPN. On Tuesday, Lomachenko went down to Los Angeles to begin training for it.