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Vasyl Lomachenko Inks a Pro Deal With The AIBA

LONDON -- World champion Vasyl Lomachenko and four of his medal-winning teammates on Ukraine's dominant Olympic boxing team have signed with a new professional boxing venture created by the governing body of the amateur sport.

AIBA President Wu Ching-Kuo announced his signings of the world's best amateur boxer and his four talented teammates to The Associated Press on Friday.

Lomachenko has dominated his sport since his gold medal-winning performance at the Beijing Games, winning two world titles with crowd-pleasing skills that have attracted enormous interest from professional promoters worldwide.

The deals with five fighters on the most powerful team at the London Olympics are an enormous coup for Wu's organization and its fledgling AIBA Professional Boxing (APB), a novel venture -- similar to a league -- scheduled to begin regular shows in the fall of 2013.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by !! Shawn on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;12419450]Can somebody explain to me how they are allowed to sign these fighters to a pro contract in the middle of the olympics when nobody else is allowed to? This is why i dont support a global boxing commission,…

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 08-11-2012

im not sure what any of this means, but if it hinders his pro career he ****ed up. which is really disappointing i had high hopes for him.

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 08-11-2012

Lol. I don't blame AIBA for this. I blame these guys who are too chicken **** to turn pro. These guys love the amateur system because there they are kings. What did u expect? Most of these guys probably don't…

Comment by onechance87 on 08-11-2012

Jose ramirez was gonna beat him down in the pros.

Comment by !! Shawn on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12419452]I wonder how much AIBA giving them per fight? 5-20k?? How many fights per year and how many years on contract?[/QUOTE] I have a feeling that its not a perfight contract, its probably a yearly salary, and I'd wager its…

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