Vasiliy Lomachenko hopeful of securing lightweight rematch with Teofimo Lopez

Lomachenko is hoping to avenge the second defeat of his professional career.

Vasiliy Lomachenko is open to pursuing a rematch with Teofimo Lopez with immediate effect.

The Ukranian, who underwent surgery on his shoulder Monday, suffered a defeat to the hands of Lopez via unanimous decision on the weekend and in doing so, surrendered the WBA, IBF and WBO titles to the Brooklyn fighter.

Loma had a 13-fight winning streak snapped in the process. "It is always challenging to comment on something right after the fight. I would like to watch the fight first and then say something. Getting closer was quite a challenge: the size, the reach play a huge role. I would like to apologize to everyone, apologize to my team, and thank you for all the support," Lomachenko said.

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"It depends on him. If he can give me a rematch, then, of course, I am ready," he added.

Lopez, however, seems reluctant on fighting the double-Olympic champion with WBC champion Devin Haney and a move to 140-pounds on his agenda.

Lightweight's first four-belt champion could potentially face the winner of Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez, who look set to battle for all four major world titles at junior welterweight.

Dismissing Loma's injury, Lopez said: "I was coming into this fight injured as well, if you wanna talk about injuries, but I didn't make no excuses about it.

"I think that by him doing that, as someone who was considered the number one, pound-for-pound, best boxer in the whole world, to use that excuse, it just looks more bad on him than anything else."

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