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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Divine Hammer on 06-23-2014

future ATG! [IMG][/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 lol

Comment 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 mission

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