Bob Arum: “If Lomachenko is successful in his pro-debut against Ramirez, he will get title shot”
Oct 12 2013 12:00 AM
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Vasyl “The Great” Lomachenko Two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist will be making is debut in professional boxing in a 10-round featherweight bout against World Boxing Organization (WBO) International featherweight champion and No. 7-world-rated contender Jose Luis Ramirez (24-2-2, 15 KOs), of México. President of Top Rank, Bob Arum says if Vasyl beats Ramirez his second fight will be for a world title fight.

Lomachenko's pro debut will be showcased on the televised pay-per-view undercard of Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez.

Lomachenko first gained international renown by winning gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games as a featherweight and lightweight, respectively.

Known for his aggressive style of boxing, Lomachenko is equally aggressive in plotting his professional boxing plan to a world title where he insisted on making his pro debut in a 10-round bout against a seasoned veteran where a victory could propel him to a Top-10 world rating. He certainly has that in Ramirez who has won six of his last seven fights, including a career-best victory over Rey Bautista, ending the No. 4-rated contender's four-year winning streak

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