IT is quite difficult to imagine a pro boxer being past his prime after only 16 paid contests.Then again, the case of Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko is different: here is a guy who has been hitting the sandbag since he was a ...
Oct 27, 2020
LONDON - Vasyl Lomachenko's big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category.He's one win away from achieving that dream.Considered among the world's greatest pound-for-pound fighters, Lomachenko added the ...
Sep 1, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Vasyl Lomachenko wanted a bigger challenge and a more prominent opponent than Anthony Crolla for this Hollywood showcase.When he couldn't get one, the lightweight kingpin took it out on his overmatched foe.Lomachenko defended his WBA and ...
Apr 13, 2019
NEW YORK - Two down, two to go.Vasiliy Lomachenko is halfway to owning all the major lightweight titles after just two fights, and he's already eyeing the guy he'd need to beat to get the next one."Of ...
Dec 9, 2018
NEW YORK - Vasiliy Lomachenko is back and ready to show what he can do with two healthy shoulders.Injured while winning one lightweight belt, Lomachenko while try to add a second in his return from surgery when he faces Jose Pedraza on ...
Dec 8, 2018
LOS ANGELES - Three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko has undergone surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder.The two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine hopes to return to the ring later this year, according to a statement Wednesday ( ...
May 31, 2018
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA - Challenger Jonas Sultan and his team is not at all concerned with the wealth of experience champion Jerwin Ancajas will be bringing with him to their 12-round world title fight this Saturday at the Save Mart Center here.Sultan ...
May 23, 2018
NEW YORK - Vasyl Lomachenko is looking for something that Jorge Linares believes he can deliver.Lomachenko has been winning too easily, and he never wants boxing to become easy. Not when he possesses an arsenal of skills that may be unparalleled in ...
May 11, 2018
A BLINDING light awaits Manny Pacquiao at the end of the tunnel.And all he has to do is win another world title and look good against Lucas Matthysse in their welterweight championship showdown in Malaysia three months from now.Michael Koncz, ...
Apr 19, 2018
NEW YORK - Vasyl Lomachenko doesn't just beat fighters. He makes them quit.Even Guillermo Rigondeaux, who had never even lost a fight as a pro."I guess I should change my name now to NoMaschenko," Lomachenko said.Lomachenko won their ...
Dec 10, 2017
BOXING fans get an early holiday gift Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when two masterful fighters with four Olympic gold medals between them meet in an intriguing 130-pound title bout.The best part? It won't cost them anything over their ...
Dec 8, 2017
NEW YORK - Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, who both own two Olympic gold medals, will meet Dec. 9 in the latest in a series of Saturday night fights on ESPN.Lomachenko will defend his 130-pound title against Rigondeaux, a defensive specialist ...
Sep 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES - Although Vasyl Lomachenko had battered Miguel Marriaga around the ring for 6 1/2 superlative rounds, the Ukrainian star couldn't break his Colombian opponent's will until he landed a body punch that told him the end ...
Aug 6, 2017
OXNARD, Calif. - Vasyl Lomachenko awakes to California sunshine in his large, sparsely furnished suburban house. He commutes to his boxing gym in a late-model white SUV, cruising past fragrant acres of strawberries, lemons and celery in Ventura County's fertile ...
Aug 4, 2017
BELIEVE it or not, the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing today may just be a guy who has only nine fights in his resume.The pound-for-pound title is a mythical crown given to the boxer whose fistic skills ...
Apr 15, 2017
NEW YORK - Zou Shiming is not the main attraction for U.S. boxing fans on Saturday's Madison Square Garden theater card that includes rising star Vasyl Lomachenko. HBO won't even show Zou's fight.Tens of millions ...
Jun 10, 2016
LOS ANGELES - Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko thinks professional boxers should wait four years to pursue their gold medal dreams.The most successful amateur boxer in recent history voiced his support Thursday (Friday, Manila time) for the decision by the ...
Jun 3, 2016
LAS VEGAS - Vasyl Lomachenko got the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view card started with style in a one-sided thrashing of Puerto Rico's Gamalier Rodriguez, winning in a ninth-round stoppage.Rodriguez went down in the seventh ...
May 3, 2015
UKRAINE featherweight Vasyl Lomachenko is no stranger to authoring milestones using his fists. As an amateur pugilist, he won two Olympic gold medals and compiled an astonishing record win-loss record of 396-1. Lomachenko's only defeat, a disputed decision to ...
Mar 21, 2014
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