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'He's old': Vasiliy Lomachenko not interested in fighting Manny Pacquiao

Vasiliy Lomachenko and Manny Pacquiao's Instagram pages

NEW YORK – Three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is eager to notch another career first on Saturday as he attempts to unify 2 belts when he fights Jose Pedraza.

"It's the next step for my dream," said Lomachenko, the World Boxing Association lightweight world champion who brings a record of 11-1 with 9 knockouts to the bout against Puerto Rico's World Boxing Organization champ Pedraza.

"It's the next step for my goal, and after this fight I think my dreams come a little bit closer to me."

Lomachenko weighed in on Friday at 134.4 pounds (60.96 kg) and Pedraza at 134.2.

A victory could put Lomachenko on a path to a 135-pound clash with unbeaten Mikey Garcia.

One thing the Ukrainian isn't contemplating is a meeting — at any weight — with Filipino great Manny Pacquiao.

"There are a lot of good fighters to fight who are comparable to me," Lomachenko told reporters in New York on Thursday. 

"I'm not disrespecting Pacquiao. He's old. I think his career is done. I don't want to become a legend in boxing because of him."

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