Ranking @ Lightweight
Born on February 17, 1988 in Ukraine, Vasyl Lomachenko is an incredibly technically-sound southpaw who ranks among the most accomplished amateur boxers in history. He started training early in his life since his father was a boxing trainer. In the 2007 World Championships, he made it to the finals, but came away with the silver medal after losing to Albert Selimov. He would go on to beat Selimov twice to avenge the loss, which ended up being the only loss of his entire amateur career.
Lomachenko put on a show at the 2008 Olympics, dominating every bout to win gold and get the Val Barker Trophy for the most outstanding boxer in the tournament. He took gold at the next two World Championships in 2009 and 2011, and then brought home another gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. When he finished his amateur career, he had a stunning record of 396 victories and only that one loss.
After the 2012 Olympics, Vasyl Lomachenko decided to take the next step in his career. From January to May of 2013, he competed in the World Series of Boxing, which is technically still considered amateur competition, although it has rules similar to professional boxing. He won all six fights in that organization, and then had his official pro debut on October 12, 2013 against Jose Ramirez. While most fighters take on journeymen to start their careers, that wasn’t the case for Lomachenko, whose amateur credentials resulted in fights against tough opponents from the beginning. He took out the 25-3 Ramirez in a beautiful performance, winning by TKO in the fourth round and getting the WBO International featherweight title in the process.
His next fight was fraught with controversy. He was aiming to make history by winning a world title, in this case the WBO featherweight title, in just his second fight. The record was held by Saensak Muangsurin, who did so in his third pro fight. His opponent, Orlando Salido, didn’t make weight and had an 11-pound weight advantage on fight night. Throughout the fight, the referee did little as Salido connected on numerous low blows. Despite a late surge by Lomachenko, he wasn’t aggressive enough through most of the bout and lost a majority decision.
He tied Muangsurin’s record in his next fight, when he beat the 24-0 Gary Russell Jr on June 21, 2014 to win the WBO featherweight title. It was a difficult fight against a skilled opponent, but he managed to pull out a majority decision. In his next fight, he defeated Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.
Vasyl Lomachenko defended his belt two more times, winning by knockout each time. On June 11, 2016, he jumped up to junior lightweight to take on Roman Martinez for the WBO title. His skills were far too much for Martinez to handle, as he dominated from the beginning, eventually picking up the win by KO in the fifth round. In his first title defense, Lomachenko had another spectacular performance as he beat down Nicholas Walters, who quit on his stool after the seventh round.
What is Vasyl Lomachenko's Record?
Vasyl Lomachenko's record currently stands at 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws. Of those 14 wins he has stopped 10 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 71%. Despite his 2 loses, he has never been stopped. He's boxed a total of 143 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 8.9 rounds on average.
What was Lomachenko's last fight?
Vasyl Lomachenko's last fight took place against Teofimo Lopez's on 17th Oct 2020, in Nevada, United States. He lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 6 months and 25 days ago.
How active is Vasyl Lomachenko?
Lomachenko's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
Where is Vasyl Lomachenko From?
Lomachenko was born in Ukraine.
How Old Is Vasyl Lomachenko?
The lightweight is currently 33 years old. He was born on 17th February 1988, so he will turn 34 in 9 months and 5 days.
How long has Lomachenko been fighting?
Vasyl Lomachenko made his professional debut in October 2013, so he has been a pro for 7 years and 7 months.
How good is Vasyl Lomachenko?
Lomachenko is currently ranked 1st by the The Ring, 2nd by the WBO, 5th by the IBF, 1st by the WBC and 2nd by the WBA at Lightweight.
How tall is Vasyl Lomachenko?
Lomachenko is 5' 6" (5 Foot and 6 inches) which is 168cm (1 meter and 68 centimeters).
What is Lomachenko's Reach?
His reach is 65.4 inches (65.4") which is 166 cm (1 meter and 66 centimeters).
What stance does Vasyl Lomachenko use?
Lomachenko fights from a southpaw stance, which means he favours his left hand as his power hand when fighting.
What are some potential opponents for Vasyl Lomachenko?
Some potential future fights for Lomachenko include Devin Haney, Mikey Garcia, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, Francisco Vargas and Shakur Stevenson.
What will be Vasyl Lomachenko's Next Fight?
Vasyl Lomachenko is to face Masayoshi Nakatani next on Saturday 26th June 2021. The fight will take place at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States. The card will be shown by ESPN+ in the United States.
How can I stream Vasyl Lomachenko's Fights?
In the US you can stream Vasyl Lomachenko fight via ESPN+.
What are some recent Vasyl Lomachenko results?
Lomachenko has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Anthony Crolla on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Pedraza on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Jorge Linares on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had defeated Guillermo Rigondeaux on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
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