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Vasyl Lomachenko is Planning To Go Pro This Year

By Alexey Sukachev

Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko, who won a gold medal at super featherweight in the 2008 Olympics, and a gold medal at lightweight in the 2012 Olympics, is planning to retire from the amateur ranks in the spring. The 24-year-old fighter has no idea which promoter he will work with, but the boxer says his team was contacted by "every" major promoter in the industry. The boxer is regarded by many as the best amateur fighter, pound-for-pound, in the world.

“All of my thoughts are presently linked to “Ukrainian Otamans” (a new, Ukrainian franchise of the semi-professional World Series of Boxing under AIBA umbrella). This season gives me a chance to be matched up with a number of very strong, almost elite fighters. Only when it’s over, after weighing-in all the options, I’ll be able to say something certain about my future," Lomachenko said.

“I’m a two-time champion of the world, and right now I’m fully focused on professional boxing. Fighting without headgear, a helm, within the WSB, helps me to prepare better for the pros. Given that, I shall not return to the world amateur championships”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alec900 on 01-27-2013

Finally :boxing:

Comment by Bronsky on 01-27-2013

[QUOTE=BennyST;12959896]I feel like I'm the only one that thinks he could be a KO waiting to happen. Hopefully he has a good chin, but he has that southpaw brawlers tendency to square up and step in together too much as…

Comment by BennyST on 01-27-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12957639]If Lomachenko's chin holds up in the pro ranks, he is going to be hard to beat. Can't wait to see him in action. :headbang:[/QUOTE] I feel like I'm the only one that thinks he could be a KO waiting…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 01-27-2013

[QUOTE=AyoMaDu;12959663]Its funny you said this because when I first made a thread about how Vasyl moves and is heavily influenced by Tyson I got nothing but negative feedback. Glad to see someone else has seen what is blatantly obvious.[/QUOTE] It's…

Comment by Bronsky on 01-27-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12957972]The Mike Tyson influence is strong with this kid, Lomachenko. :lol1: That crowd acted like they were watching a tennis match. You could hear a pin drop, until Vasyl landed a punch and they broke out into applause. Odd. Something…

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