Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko

Date of Birth: 17th February 1988
Class: Featherweight
Weight: 125lbs
Height: 5ft 6in (169cm)
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Career Achievements

WBO International Featherweight Champion (2013 - present)

Latest BoxNation Fight

7 November 2015 - W TKO R9 vs Romulo Koasicha

Vasyl Lomachenko finally turned professional in 2013 after a decorated amateur career that saw the highly skilled southpaw collect Gold at the Beijing and London Olympics.

To go alongside the Olympic medals, Loma picked up various other amateur gongs including two World Amateur Championships in 2009 and 2011.

Lomachenko’s unbelievable amateur record finished at 396-1, with only loss, to Albert Selimov in the 2007 World Championship final, which was later avenged twice.

Shortly after picking up his second Olympic Gold, it’s no surprise the Ukrainian’s signature was highly sought after.

Various promoters were met in the aftermath, with Lomachenko and his team opting to pen a deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank stable.

His professional debut was on the undercard of Tim Bradley v Juan Manuel Marquez at the Thomas and Mack centre in Las Vegas.

It took only four rounds for Loma to knock out Jose Ramirez to pick up the WBO International Featherweight title.

Lomachenko

In just his second fight, the chance to become the fastest ever boxing World Champion fell short.

Orlando Salido edged a hotly contest split decision, despite coming in overweight and arguably employing some dirty tactics. He was also stripped of his title on the scales before the fight meaning only the Title was on the line for Lomachenko.

Shortly after the WBO ordered Gary Russell Jnr and Lomachenko to contest the vacant title.

Earning a majority decision victory against the previously unbeaten American, Loma joined Saensak Muangsurin as the fastest fighter to win a world title in just his third fight.

Back to back World Title defences against Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo and Gamalier Rodriguez, on the Mayweather v Pacquiao undercard have followed.

In November 2015, Lomachenko put on nothing short of a boxing clinic to outclass Romulo Koasicha, earning a late stoppage on the Bradley v Rios undercard to retain his title once more.