Loma rolls through Commey; Kambosos next?

Vasiliy Lomachenko has thrown his name into the hat to fight undisputed 135-pound champion George Kambosos Jr. The former three-weight world champion defeated former lightweight champion Richard Commey by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

The scores — 119-108 2x and 117-110.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 11: Vasiliy Lomachenko (L) and Richard Commey (R) exchange punches during their fight. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Lomachenko, 33,  knocked Commey down with a left hand coming off a clinch in the seventh round. Lomachenko then waved on Commey’s corner to stop the fight, which did not happen, and Commey would survive.

“I saw his situation. It was very hard for him,” Lomachenko said. “That’s why I said, ‘Hey, stop the fight.’ He is a true warrior. He has a big heart, and we continue, and we show {the} people 12 great rounds.”

Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) has now won two fights at lightweight since losing his belts to Teofimo Lopez in October 2020.

 “I said before I don’t like talking about myself,” Loma said. “We have in this weight division; we have a lot of great fighters. We have a lot of top fighters. So we can organize a lot of great fights in the future.”

Many great fights for Loma to make, but he wants belts at 135, so with that in mind, the only fight to make is Kambosos, and based on what we have seen in his last two fights, it’s the fight that many would favor Loma in. 

Anderson impresses at MSG:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 11: Jared Anderson (R) knocks-down Oleksandr Teslenko. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (11-0, 11 KOs) did not nothing to dispel the notion that he’s the next great American heavyweight. Anderson knocked out Ukrainian puncher Oleksandr Teslenko (17-2, 13 KOs) in the second round, his third consecutive second-round stoppage.

Anderson ended the evening with a right cross-left hook combination that had Teslenko falling face first.

Anderson said, “We came in and wanted to confuse him, so we came out southpaw. I think we did just that. We switched back in the next round, and he didn’t know what was coming, and he ended up on the mat.”

Ali Walsh wins again!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 11: Nico Ali Walsh (L) and Reyes Sanchez (R) exchange punches (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Nico Ali Walsh, in the building where his grandfather made so many indelible memories, made one of his own. Ali Walsh (3-0, 2 KOs) bested Reyes Sanchez (6-1, 2 KOs) by majority decision (38-38, 39-37 and 40-36) in a four-round middleweight fight. Ali Walsh dominated the first half of the fight, but it was Sanchez who pressed forward in the third and fourth rounds. After two knockouts to start his career, Ali Walsh received a gut check.

Ali Walsh said, “I learned a ton tonight. Obviously, I fought against a well-matched opponent. He was 6-0.
“He saw my right hand. Obviously, I saw his as well. He was a very skilled opponent. A lot of guys with three fights don’t fight someone like him. But because my career has been fast tracked due to my name and grandfather, I’m fighting these types of opponents like Reyes Sanchez.

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