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Lomachenko: Salido Clash Was Tougher Than Russell Jr.

By Yuri Tarantin

The second time was the charm for 26-year-old Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1KO), who last Saturday night defeated Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14KOs) with a twelve round majority decision to capture the vacant WBO featherweight title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.  

Lomachenko tried to capture the WBO title on March 1, but lost a controversial twelve round split decision to Orlando Salido (41-12-2, 28 KOs). The Mexican veteran came in overweight and lost the title on scales and then came in as a welterweight on the night of the fight.

The two-time Olympic gold medal winner says the fight with Salido was a much tougher contest for him. Many at ringside were unhappy with the judge who scored his fight with Russell as a draw, but Lomachenko is choosing to take the high road.

"Yes, this fight easier than the fight with Salido. Throughout the fight [with Russell], I completely gave everything of myself. Regarding the scorecards, to discuss them and criticize them [for the 114-114 draw] - that's not my job," said Lomachenko.

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=Loque-san;14695247]Welterweight vs. Featherweight, really? Salido was 147, Loma was 138. It was more like dirty Welterweight vs. dirty Light Welterweight. This. I mean Loma lost but it had nothing to do with the fact that he was facing a tough-as-nails,…

Comment by Loque-san on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=PorterIsFuture;14694828]Dirty Welterweight vs Featherweight, who wins?[/QUOTE] Welterweight vs. Featherweight, really? Salido was 147, Loma was 138. It was more like dirty Welterweight vs. dirty Light Welterweight. [QUOTE=Suavecito80;14694863]It sounds like excuses to me but ok.[/QUOTE] This. I mean Loma lost but…

Comment by DUnknown1 on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=TheRichCoward;14695183]Head butts and dirty fighting are not part of the game you moron. Maybe it is on the street corners of Tiajuana, where you took up boxing.[/QUOTE] But if BHop does it it's OK? Dirty fighting is part of the…

Comment by TheRichCoward on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=vortex662290;14695181]In a fight whatever happens that's what happens. Lomanchenko agreed to fight so blame him pnsies. Headbutts and dirty fighting is part of the game if someone doesn't like it chose another sport or better yet go to school. You…

Comment by vortex662290 on 06-25-2014

In a fight whatever happens that's what happens. Lomanchenko agreed to fight so blame him pnsies. Headbutts and dirty fighting is part of the game if someone doesn't like it chose another sport or better yet go to school. You…

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