Where Does Vasyl Lomachenko Come From? Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion

Published 06/22/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Often regarded as the P4P greatest, Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the most terrific punchers on the active lightweight roster. While the division reflects umpteen A-listers, ‘Loma’ appears to be on the top-tier for all the right reasons. In an over 8-year-long pro-career, the 33-year-old has won 14 fights and has lost only twice.

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That said, none could ever stop ‘The Matrix’ inside the boxing ring. His only two losses have come via decision and don’t seem to put any scratch on his legacy. While fans continue to cherish Loma’s career as an A-lister, he is also a superstar of boxing. Here’s a look back to his family and the roots that frame up the lightweight boxer.

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Vasyl Lomachenko- ‘The Matrix’ and his life

According to the reports of gossipgist.com, Vasyl ‘The Matrix’ Lomachenko was born to his father Anatoly Lomachenko and mother Tetiana Lomachenko on February 17, 1988, in Ukraine. Being a Ukrainian by birth, he represents his nation to this day, proudly.

Interestingly, if not for his father, Vasyl Lomachenko could have missed on being a boxer. At an early age, his father took Lopez to the boxing gym and even gave him dance lessons. Several people believe that Loma’s dancing skills account for his copy-book footwork inside the ring.

Simply.celebs.io further claims Lomachenko to be a Christian by birth.

The Ukrainian boxer saw his first rise when he bagged gold at the Olympics in 2008; however, he took five more years to become a professional boxer. In 2013, Lomachenko became a pro but suffered a defeat in his second appearance, against Orlando Salido. Nevertheless, he went on a tear from that point.

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From being the lightweight champion to having an unbeaten run of six years, Lomachenko saw sheer success in his journey. However, he suffered the second loss of his career against Teofimo Lopez in 2020. That said, ‘Loma’ is a modern-era elite and already has a Hall-of-Fame worthy career.

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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