‘Hi-Tech’ Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the most lethal lightweights in the world right now. In his 7-year-long pro career, Lomachenko has fought against some of the best fighters. The 32-year-old is the WBO and the WBA world lightweight champion, boasting a pro record of 14 wins and one loss.
However, he has got a tough fight in Teofimo Lopez. If Lomachenko surpasses Lopez, he will add the IBF title under his belt. If not, the Ukrainian will lose all his world titles to the American rival. That said, Vasyl Lomachenko is confident about bagging the victory.
Considering his experience in the sport, Loma believes that he can bring a lot of complexities to Lopez. If you are putting your money on Teofimo’s undefeated record, then there are a lot of statistics that you need to check before you demean Lomachenko.
Before turning pro, Loma had an equally alarming run in the amateur circuit. Here are some facts that you need to know ahead of his high-voltage fight against ‘El Brooklyn.’
Loma’s amateur boxing record often surprises new fans of the sport. The Ukrainian is hailed as one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time, holding a record of 396 wins and one loss. He won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at featherweight and 2012 London Olympic Games at lightweight.
Vasyl Lomachenko appeared invincible as an amateur and has taken a similar form in his professional run. No wonder it’s not just his professional record alluring the fans.
Loma and Usyk are handled by the same manager, Egos Klimas, and the duo shares a friendly relationship. That said, the Ukrainian takes some valuable advice from the cruiserweight best.
While Usyk is also getting ready for a heavyweight challenge against Dereck Chisora, he might have had an intense training alongside Vasyl Lomachenko.
Before becoming the lightweight king of boxing, Loma also had a successful run in the featherweight division. He became the WBO International featherweight champion in 2013 and then grabbed the WBO world featherweight title in 2014.
In 2016, Loma also became the WBO world super featherweight champion, before turning towards the lightweight division.
The unified lightweight champion’s father Anatoly Lomachenko is a renowned boxing trainer and has honed his son since childhood. That said, ‘Hi-tech’ Loma owes all his achievements to his father.
For his upcoming fight, Lomachenko has been guided by his father. The father-son pair has achieved world-level accomplishments throughout the years. Before becoming a boxer, Loma learned to dance back in the day. Actually, it was his father who got him into dancing classes to improve his footwork. There’s no denying that his father’s efforts are showing great results.
Despite being a global superstar, Loma likes to keep his life private. Outside the boxing ring, he is a husband and a father of two. He married his high-school love, Elena, and the two are living their dream life at this point.
Meanwhile, Lomachenko can upgrade himself by adding the IBF title on his shoulder. His upcoming fight against Lopez is expected to be a thriller which the fight fans cannot afford to miss.