The 34-year-old Ukrainian boxer, Vasyl Lomachenko continues his quest to play another world title match when he faces the 26-year-old American this Saturday, Jamaine Ortiz in New York. Lomachenko he will fight again after 10 months.
The Ukrainian boxer joined the army to defend his nation from the Russian invasion when the war started. With 34 years, Lomachenko made a stop in his career to fight in his homeland. He was included in the Territorial Defense Battalion of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyithe region where he was born, and he himself published photos from his account Facebook.
Before the conflict broke out, he was in Greece and had a fight scheduled with George Kambosos for June 5 in Melbournebut decided to return to his country to lend a hand.
The Ukrainian lost his four belts in 2020 at the hands of the American Teofimo Lopezbut has fought twice with victories over Masayoshi Nakatani y Richard Commey in a lap that was interrupted when he went to war.
Saturday will be measured against Jamaine Ortizwho is undefeated and his last fight was a win over former champion Jamel Herring.
Schedule and where to see today Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jamaine Ortiz
7:00 p.m. eastern United States
6:00 p.m. Mexico City
The fight between Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jamaine Ortiz can be followed in the United States and Mexico through ESPN+.