9.20 Boxing news: Lomachenko vs Campbell for WBC title, Usyk postpones heavyweight debut, De La Hoya wants Canelo vs Spence

VASYL LOMACHENKO could be set for a UK debut with the WBC ordering him to fight Hull hero Luke Campbell for the vacant world title.

While Loma's close friend Oleksandr Usyk will see his heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam postponed after pulling out with injury.

Oscar De La Hoya wants IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr to move up two weights and challenge unified middleweight king Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Here’s SunSport’s boxing round up.

LOMA VS CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL has been ordered to fight pound-for-pound king Lomachenko for the WBC world lightweight title.

The Brit star, 31, will take on the Ukrainian for the vacant crown – and three of the four lightweight titles could be on the line.

Campbell has been tipped to take on Russia’s Zaur Abdullaev or America’s Devin Haney after Mikey Garcia vacated the crowned as "Emeritus" champion.

But he has instead been ordered to face Lomachenko, also 31, after he stopped Anthony Crolla last month defending his WBA and WBO unified titles.

USYK OUT

USYK has been forced to pull out of his anticipated heavyweight showdown after suffering an injury.

The Ukrainian was meant to be making his debut at the weight, moving up as undisputed cruiserweight king and was due to face Carlos Takam in Maryland, US, on May 25.

But he has suffered a bicep problem in training, and the bout will now be delayed to a future date.

His promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the devastating news tonight on his Twitter account.

CANELO VS SPENCE 

PROMOTER De La Hoya has urged Spence to move up to middleweight and fight Canelo.

Welterweight champ Spence dominated Mikey Garcia, who moved up two weight from lightweight, in March and De La Hoya wants the American to also jump two divisions.

De La Hoya said: "There’s no reason why Spence can’t move up to middleweight if Mikey Garcia could go up to welterweight to fight Spence. And if Spence fights Canelo, it will be the most money Errol Spence will ever make.

"I would love to start the ball rolling. Let’s do it. We just want to get Canelo the best fights and the toughest challenges out there.”

AJ CALLS FOR WILDER

JOSHUA has told Wilder to “prove he’s the best in the world” by finally taking him on in an undisputed title fight.

Offers from both camps have been sent to their opposite numbers in the past – including a recent £100million three-fight deal by AJ’s US network DAZN which would see WBC champ Wilder face Joshua twice.

Joshua said: "I want Wilder, he's got that belt. I got the four belts – the WBA, the WBO, IBO and IBF – I just need the WBC.

“If he's ready and wants to prove he's the best in the world, [Wilder] can come see me.”

GYPSY BLING

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has copied pal Tyson Fury in buying a £166,000 Ferrari Portofino two days after the Gypsy King showed off his new red motor.

The former unified heavyweight champion paraded his new purchase in Stevenage recently on the way to the Lamex Stadium to watch Boro face Cheltenham.

And Saunders, 29, has now treated himself to the same sports car as he showed off his vehicle in a video on social media.

Both men share the same trainer in Ben Davison, and after parking his 200 mph Ferrari next to Fury's, Saunders quipped: "Buy one get one free."

 

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