Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko
Nationality:
Ukraine
Residence:
Oxnard, USA
Born:
Feb. 17, 1988 (36 years)
Place of Birth:
Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, Ukraine
Height:
5′6″ / 170 cm
Reach:
65″ / 166 cm
Record:
18-3, 12 КО
Division:
Super Featherweight (130 lbs)
Debut:
Oct. 12, 2013
Stance:
Southpaw
Alias:
Loma
BoxRec ID:
659771
  • Biography: Vasyl Lomachenko

The two-time Olympic champion (2008 and 2012), winner of Val Barker Cup (2008), two-time world champion and European champion in amateurs, as well as a professional boxer, who became the world champion in three different weight categories (57, 59 and 61 Kilo) for record-breaking minimum number of fights - 12. Vasyl also set the record for the number of fights for which he became the world champion in two weight categories - 7, and also repeated the record for the minimum number of fights for which he became the world champion - 3.

Vasiliy Lomachenko was born February 17, 1988, in Belgorod-Dnistrovskoe, Odessa Region, in the family of coaches Anatoly and Tatyana. He mastered all the basics of the "sweet science" under Joseph Katz, the late coach, then his father began to train the athlete.

The first international success for Lomachenko came in 2004, when he won European Cadet Championship (under 16) and became the best boxer of the event. In 2006 Vasiliy repeated his achievement, winning the junior world championship.

At his first ever adult World Championships in 2007, Lomachenko reached the finals, where he lost on points to Russian Albert Selimov. That defeat was the only one in Lomachenko's amateur career, but Vasyl was able to take revenge for it twice - at the Olympics in Beijing and within the WSB semi-professional tournament.

At the 2008 Olympics, Lomachenko won his first Olympic gold medal and won the Val Barker Trophy as the best boxer of the tournament. After the Olympics, Lomachenko took part in the European Championship where he also won gold. After Beijing, Vasiliy receives offers to go to the professionals, but on his father's advice he stays in the amateurs for one more cycle. At this point, Lomachenko is 20 years old.

In 2009, Vasiliy made up for the lack of gold medal on the World Championships, when he became the champion in Milan.

The 2011 World Championship takes place in Baku. Here Lomachenko becomes a two-time world champion. At the 1/8 finals stage, the judges judge rates Lomachenko's fight in favor of Brazilian Robson Conceição, but after the protest of the Ukrainian side they change the decision of the fight for the victory of Lomachenko unprecedented.

In London, Lomachenko gets his second Olympic gold medal and agrees to participate in the third season of the semi-professional league, the World Series of Boxing, where he reaches the finals with the team "Ukrainian Atamans". As a result, "atamans" become silver medalists, losing to the Kazakh team "Astana Arlans".

In the summer of 2013, Lomachenko signs a professional contract with Top Rank and in October he makes his debut fight, which is scheduled for 10 rounds and at stake of which is one of the secondary titles.

In his second fight in the pro ring, Lomachenko attempts to win his first featherweight title and faces Orlando Salido, but loses by split decision.

Lomachenko next fights for the vacant title against Gary Russell and becomes champion in his third fight, winning on points.

In his seventh fight, Lomachenko moves up to featherweight, where he scores an early victory over Rocky Martinez and becomes the world champion in the second weight class.

In his twelfth fight, Lomachenko moves up to the lightweight division, where he faces reigning champion Jorge Linares. In the sixth round, Vasily is knocked out for the first time in his professional career, but in the eleventh round he wins an early victory and becomes the world champion in his third weight class.

Currently, Lomachenko is among the best boxers in the world regardless of weight classes. For his lightweight unification bout against Jose Pedraza, according to the local Sports Commission, Lomachenko's fee was $1 million. Unofficially, the Ukrainian had to earn twice as much.

Vasily Lomachenko is married, raising a son Anatoly and daughter Victoria. Between fights Lomachenko continues to live in his native Belgorod-Dnistrovskiy and goes to the training camp in the United States only for the final stage of preparation to the fights.

Lomachenko's father, Anatoly Nikolaevich, continues to be the head coach of Lomachenko, and Russ Anber is the catman. Lomachenko's team also includes a psychologist, Andrei Kolosov.

Vasiliy is a koumate of another Olympic champion and current undisputed professional world champion Alexander Usik.

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  • Boxing News: Vasyl Lomachenko

Mikey Garcia gave an emphatic prediction for a potential Lomachenko-Davis fight
June 19, 2024, 7:56 a.m.

Former world champion Mikey Garcia is confident that IBF lightweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko will lose to WBA belt holder Gervonta Davis without a chance if their bout is organized.

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Lomachenko reacted to Usyk's victory in his fight with Fury
May 20, 2024, 7:04 a.m.

Vasyl Lomachenko, the reigning IBF lightweight champion of the world, reacted to his friend and cousin Oleksandr Usyk's victory over Tyson Fury.

"The best of the best, Oleksandr Usyk! What a moment! Glory to You Lord, Glory to You! Peace to all," wrote the Ukrainian boxer ...

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Is Berinchik okay with a fight with Lomachenko?
May 17, 2024, 2:58 a.m.

Ukrainian Denis Berinchik (18-0, 9 KOs), a contender for the vacant WBA lightweight title, has spoken out about the possibility of a fight against compatriot Vasyl Lomachenko (18-3, 12 KOs), who holds the IBF belt.

"It's a lot of money - it's nice. And this money can be ...

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Usyk told about the conversation with Lomachenko
May 16, 2024, 12:19 p.m.

World heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk talked about the conversation he recently had with Vasyl Lomachenko. This dialog occurred after Lomachenko's victory over George Kambososos.

"I'm very happy that Vasyl won. Very happy. Kambososos is a good opponent. Vasili won, he's my brother, I called him, blah, blah, blah. ...

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Atlas spoke out about Lomachenko's fight with Davis
May 14, 2024, 10:20 a.m.

Teddy Atlas, trainer and analyst, spoke out about a possible fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis.

"If this fight has to happen, it has to happen soon. For Lomachenko, the clock is ticking. He has to pull out the red wire and the green wire without touching ...

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  • Vasyl Lomachenko: Video

VASYL LOMACHENKO PROFILE

WHAT IS VASYL LOMACHENKO'S RECORD?

Vasyl Lomachenko's record currently stands at 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draw.

WHAT WAS LOMACHENKO'S LAST FIGHT?

Vasyl Lomachenko's last fight took place against George Kambosos Jr on May 12, 2024, in Perth, Perth. He won by TKO in the 11 round. That fight was 1 month and 11 days ago.

HOW ACTIVE IS VASYL LOMACHENKO?

Lomachenko's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.

WHERE IS VASYL LOMACHENKO FROM?

Lomachenko was born in Ukraine.

HOW OLD IS VASYL LOMACHENKO?

The Vasyl Lomachenko is currently 36 years old. He was born on Feb. 17, 1988, so he will turn 37 in 7 months and 25 days.

HOW LONG HAS LOMACHENKO BEEN FIGHTING?

Vasyl Lomachenko made his professional debut in October 2013, so he has been a pro for 10 years.

HOW TALL IS VASYL LOMACHENKO?

Lomachenko is 5' 6" (5 Foot and 6 inch) which is 170 cm (1 meter and 70 centimeters).

WHAT IS LOMACHENKO'S REACH?

His reach is 65 inches (65") which is 166 cm (1 meter and 66 centimeters).

WHAT STANCE DOES VASYL LOMACHENKO USE?

Lomachenko fights from a southpaw, which means he favours his left hand as his power hand when fighting.

WHAT WILL BE VASYL LOMACHENKO'S NEXT FIGHT?

Vasyl Lomachenko doesn't currently have a fight scheduled

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