By Mark Gannon
After the surprising news earlier that Manny Pacquiao was in negotiations for a fight with Vasyl Lomachenko the big question on everybody’s lips was what weight the fight would be held at , with Paquiao at 147 and Lomachenko at 130 the head scratching had already begun .
Disappointingly Egis Klimas Lomachenko’s Lithuanian Manager poured cold Water on the suggestion when he spoke to RT Sport today and replied bluntly via a WhatsApp message “No, it’s not truth.”
This completely contradicts Paquiao’s earlier claim
“There are negotiations now about the number one pound-for-pound (boxer) which is Lomachenko,” Pacquiao said in an interview on ABS-CBN television. “There are still talks on the weight, reducing the weight,” said Pacquiao, who has been fighting as a welterweight”
Who is lying and who is telling the truth ?It did seem to good to be true so we are back to Bob Arums previous plan for Pacquiao to be on the Bill for Crawford’s WBO welterweight title attempt agains Jeff Horn in Vegas and for Lomachenko ? Nothing but a rumour unfortunately