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Lomachenko-Oquendo Will Be For WBO Regional Belt

By Ludo Saenz, notifight.com

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko will get the opportunity to capture a WBO championship in his pro debut. The World Boxing Organization has sanctioned Lomachenko vs. Jonathan Oquendo (23-3, 16KOs) for the WBO International featherweight championship. The fight is going to take place on the October 12th undercard of the Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez undercard at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The winner of Lomachenko-Oquendo will fall in line for the winner of Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs) vs. Orlando Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs), which also takes place on the same card for the vacant WBO featherweight crown.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by steven_z on 08-31-2013

[QUOTE=HeroBando;13699851]American prospects who fought in the WCB had their full records announced on TV, WSB bouts included. Maybe this is a US thing, but the official record keeper seems to track WSB bouts[/QUOTE] In WSB they use bigger and heavier…

Comment by HeroBando on 08-31-2013

[QUOTE=steven_z;13699835]What you read is wrong.[/QUOTE] American prospects who fought in the WCB had their full records announced on TV, WSB bouts included. Maybe this is a US thing, but the official record keeper seems to track WSB bouts

Comment by steven_z on 08-31-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13699752]But he will not be recognized as "winning a title in his second Pro fight".....there will be some courtroom battles over this sort of thing eventually. According to Fight Fax, Lomachenko’s WSB bouts are included in his pro record. If…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-30-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13699767]What I don't get is why a guy who could have commanded big money right out of the Olympics and fought on a PPV undercard or other network, chose to fight 6 fights outside of the career building limelight he…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 08-30-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13699767]What I don't get is why a guy who could have commanded big money right out of the Olympics and fought on a PPV undercard or other network, chose to fight 6 fights outside of the career building limelight he…

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