Promoter Bob Arum has delivered Vasyl Lomachenko ‘the best fight we could put on at this point’ against big punching Nicholas Walters.
The pair collide on Saturday 26th November with Lomachenko’s WBO World Super-Featherweight Title on the line live on BoxNation.
Speaking exclusively to Dan Rafael of ESPN, Arum was thrilled to secure the deal after talks between the pair fell short back in June: “We tried before to make this fight but we didn't have enough funds to do the fight based on what Nicholas was asking for, and now we've increased what we originally offered and we can do the fight.”
Having moved up to claim his second World Title with a sensational KO over Rocky Martinez back in June, the southpaw will be out to take Walters’ unbeaten record, just as he done with Gary Russell Jr back in June 2014.
The legendary promoter added: "For me it's the best fight we could put on at this point with Lomachenko. He is in my mind the best fighter in the world. I enjoy watching him so much. I get such a kick out of him and all the things he can do in that ring. He's the best in the world, so the challenge is to get him the biggest possible test in every fight because that then corroborates my view of him.”
Ukrainian hitman ‘Hi-Tech’ has expressed his desire to be in the highest profiled fights possible moving forward.
"He wants the best challengers and for him the titles mean everything. So if he goes up to lightweight, I'd have to match him with a champion. But right now we're at the point where he has a top challenger in Walters,” explained the Top Rank chief.