Photos: Lomachenko Defeats Gary Russell - Mega Gallery
By German Villasenor & Chris Farina
CARSON, Calif. - In a collision of two highly-skilled, exciting southpaw featherweights in the co-feature on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, international amateur standout Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KO), of Ukraine, won a hard-fought 12-round majority decision over previously undefeated yet untested Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., to capture the vacant WBO world 126-pound crown.
There were no knockdowns in the epic showdown between Lomachenko and Russell for the vacant WBO title that Lomachenko won by the scores of 116-112 twice and 114-114. Lomachenko, 396-1 as an amateur, was a two-time Olympic Games gold medalist (2008, 2012) who fought and lost for a world title in his pro debut.
future ATG! [IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/79161/lomachenko-russell-bygerman12%20%28720x533%29.jpg[/IMG]Comment by Mayabang on 06-23-2014
Great fight. Mad props to Russell tho, dude has a great chin.Comment by Southpaw King on 06-23-2014
Congrats to loma!!! Gary Russell finally stepped up the comp and took an L lolComment by El Matatan on 06-22-2014
Loma vs Donaire.Comment by Beercules on 06-22-2014
Round 5 was scary. Loma was a man on a missionPost a Comment/View More User Comments (15)