RE: WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT
LETTER FROM TOP RANK
RE: WBO Jr. Lightweight Title
Mr. Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel
San Juan, PR
Hope all is well.
I am writing you on behalf of Team Lomachenko. As you are well aware on May 12 Vasiliy moved up in weight to challenge WBA Lightweight champion Jorge Linares.
As you saw he was successful in capturing the lightweight title. Vasiliy wishes to continue to campaign in the lightweight division, therefore, we respectfully relinquish our WBO Junior Lightweight title so that an opportunity may be given to the ranked contenders to compete for the vacant belt.
Paco, we are so grateful to you and the WBO family for affording us the privilege of being a WBO World Champion from the start of his career. We hope in the near future we will once again be afforded the chance to fight for another championship with the WBO.
As always, we thank you for your continued support and friendship.
Vice President/Boxing Operations