WATCH: Vasyl Lomachenko Shows INSANE Hand-Eye Coordination, Ahead of His Big Return

Published 06/14/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Vasyl Lomachenko smiles during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


Despite his latest loss, Vasyl Lomachenko is still a threat for the 135 lbs contenders. The former world champion has already announced his return and seems ready to face Masayoshi Nakatani on June 26. It will be a fight that can resurrect him in the current title ride.

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Lomachenko has always allured his fans by showcasing some uncanny talents. Most of the boxing fans are aware of his incredible dancing skills. Furthermore, the Ukrainian legend has also alarmed the fans with his juggling abilities. ‘The Matrix’ posted a clip of his juggling on social media, sending several fans into a frenzy.

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Lomachenko is one of the quickest punchers in the active roster. Also, he has one of the finest reflexes in the lightweight division. His non-boxing skills are the reason behind his impeccable movement inside the ring.

At the age of 9, Lomachenko took a break from boxing and began dancing. It was actually a master move by his father Anatoly Lomachenko. The trainer wanted his son to have the best footwork and saw dancing as a perfect subject to help Vasyl hone his skills.

Hence, boxing fans can locate a lot of unique features in the Ukrainian boxer. The juggling can help him improve his hand-eye coordination.

‘Loma’ suffered a lot of criticism after losing the lightweight titles to Teofimo Lopez in 2020. He is now 14-2 as a professional, with another big fight on his way. But can Lomachenko regain his lost dominance in the sport of boxing?

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Aged 33, Lomachenko has all the right tools to return stronger and become a world champion again. He is undoubtedly a hard-hitter and can present legitimate trouble to all the other champions. Meanwhile, not everyone has faced him inside the ring. The lightweight division has several A-listers. These include Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, and Gervonta Davis- all of who would love to box against ‘Hi-Tech’.

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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Vasyl Lomachenko holds the championship belt after defeating Roman Martinez by knock out during the fifth round of their Junior Lightweight WBO World Championship bout on June 11, 2016 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

So we might see ‘Loma’ enter into more blockbuster matchups ahead. But the journey would begin this month when he steps up against Nakatani. 19-1 as a pro, the Japanese pugilist can be a nightmare for any boxer. Hence, Vasyl Lomachenko would face a considerable challenge- one that he knows he must overcome to regain the gold.

Do you think Vasyl Lomachenko can become a world champion again?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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