Vasyl Lomachenko teases UFC switch as boxing legend gets gifted personalised gear ahead of ring return

BOXING superstar Vasyl Lomachenko has once again teased a potential bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The former pound-for-pound king has repeatedly flirted with a move into the mixed martial arts world.

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And the Ukrainian did so again on Tuesday night after his sponsors -Venum -sent him a personalised UFC fight kit.

Lomachenko, 33, shared a video of him unboxing the kit – which included a pair of UFC gloves – with his 1.9million Instagram followers.

Before opening the box, he said: "So, I just got a box from Venum and [the] UFC, so let's see what's inside."

After holding up the pair of shorts that came with the kit, The Matrix said: "Okay, so maybe in the future, someday. Nobody knows."

He ended the video by saying: "Thank you very much. A big thank you to Venum. I appreciate it,

Lomachenko's legion of followers were quick to comment, with one asking: "When is the UFC debut?"

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Another said: "If any boxer can transfer to ufc it should be u champ."

And another said: "LOMA UFC CHAMPION."

Lomachenko hasn't set foot in the ring since losing his undisputed lightweight title fight with Teofimo Lopez last October.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist suffered a unanimous decision defeat to the 23-year-old, a result he fiercely disputed.

But after watching the fight back multiple times, he believes it should've been scored a draw.


The former three-weight world champion told ESPN: “My opinion now after watching (Teofimo Lopez clash) a lot of times, my opinion it was a draw."

Lomachenko will be back in action on June 26 in Las Vegas, where he'll take on Japan's Masayoshi Nakatani.

The sole blemish on Nakatani's record came at the hands of Lopez in July 2019.

And Loma reckons the current WBO Inter-Continental lightweight champ is the perfect opponent for his comeback fight.

He said of the fight: “It’s the best choice for me. I want to compare myself with this guy (Teofimo).

"He was close with (Lopez) in their fight. He’s a great opponent for me.”

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