- Birth Name: Vasyl Anatoliyovich Lomachenko
- Birth Place: Contribute
- Born: February 17, 1988
- Died: Contribute
- Age: 35
- Height: 5′ 7″
- Weight: 135 lb
- Reach: 65½″
- Stance: Southpaw
- Pro Debut: October 12, 2013
- Nationality: Ukraine
- Status: Contribute
- Manager: Contribute
- Promoter: Contribute
- Total Bouts: 19
- Total Rounds: 34
Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of his generation. Boasting a record of 17 wins, two losses, and 11 knockouts, Lomachenko has won world titles in three different weight classes, including six world titles overall, making him one of the most decorated fighters of his time.
Born in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union in 1988, Lomachenko began his professional career in 2013 after a hugely successful amateur career which saw him win two Olympic gold medals and numerous world championship titles. Making his professional debut at the age of 25, Lomachenko defeated José Ramirez Garcia via a fourth-round knockout.
Known for his exceptional hand speed, timing, accuracy, creativity, athleticism, defense, and footwork, Lomachenko has become a fan-favorite thanks to his exciting fighting style and explosive knockouts. He is also famous for his nicknames, "The Matrix," "Hi-Tech," and "Loma." At 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall, with a reach of 65+1⁄2 in (166 cm), Lomachenko is a southpaw who has competed in the featherweight, super featherweight, and lightweight weight classes.
Vasyl Lomachenko began his professional boxing career with a loss, suffering a split decision defeat to Orlando Salido in his very first world-title fight for the WBO featherweight title in 2014. However, he bounced back quickly, winning his next three bouts, including becoming the WBO featherweight champion by beating Gary Russell Jr. via a 12 round majority decision in June 2014.
The Ukrainian boxer then moved up in weight class and won the WBO super featherweight title in 2016 with a fifth-round knockout victory over Román Martínez. He went on to defend the title twice, against Nicholas Walters in November 2016 and Guillermo Rigondeaux in December 2017, before moving up in weight class once again.
In May 2018, Lomachenko defeated Jorge Linares to win the WBA (Super) and The Ring lightweight titles via a 10th-round TKO. He then unified the lightweight division by claiming the WBO title against José Pedraza in December 2018, before defending all three of his titles with a fourth-round knockout victory over Anthony Crolla in April 2019.
Lomachenko then defeated Luke Campbell via a 12 round unanimous decision in August 2019 to become the unified lightweight world champion. After suffering a second loss to Teófimo López in 2020, Lomachenko won his most recent fight against Jamaine Ortiz via a 12 round unanimous decision in October 2022. He is next scheduled to fight Devin Haney on May 20, 2023.
Vasyl Lomachenko's professional boxing career has been full of highlights, including his six world championship titles and numerous victories over elite opponents. Some of his most notable wins include:
- A victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux in December 2017, where he dominated his opponent and won via a 6th round RTD, taking him one step closer to becoming a unified lightweight world champion.
- A 10th round TKO victory over Jorge Linares in May 2018, where he claimed both the WBA (Super) and The Ring lightweight titles, becoming a two-weight world champion in the process.
- A unanimous decision victory over Luke Campbell in August 2019, where he became the unified lightweight world champion by claiming the WBC title in addition to his existing three titles.
- A 9th round TKO victory over Masayoshi Nakatani in June 2021, where he picked up the WBO International lightweight title and demonstrated his boxing skills and knockout power once again.
Rankings and Awards
Vasyl Lomachenko is highly regarded in the boxing world and is widely ranked as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters today. As of January 2023, he holds rankings such as:
- The world's seventh best active boxer, pound for pound, by The Ring.
- The world's second best active lightweight by The Ring and ESPN.
- The third-best active lightweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
- The fourth-best active lightweight by BoxRec.
Over his career, Lomachenko has also won numerous awards, including:
- Prospect of the Year by The Ring magazine and ESPN in 2013
- Boxer of the Year by CBS Sports in 2016
- Boxer of the Year by HBO Sports in 2016 and 2017
- Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring in 2017
Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the most talented and decorated boxers of his generation, with a professional record of 17 wins, two losses, and 11 knockouts. He has won six world titles across three weight classes and has defeated some of the sport's most elite fighters along the way.
Known for his exceptional skills and thrilling fighting style, Lomachenko has won the hearts of boxing fans worldwide and continues to be ranked among the best fighters on the planet. With his next fight scheduled for May 20, 2023, fans are eagerly awaiting Lomachenko's next performance, confident that he'll continue to demonstrate his expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness.Vasyl Lomachenko Fight Record
|20||May 20, 2023||35||Devin Haney||NA||NA|
|19||Oct 29, 2022||34||Jamaine Ortiz||Win||UD|
|18||Dec 11, 2021||33||Richard Commey||Win||UD|
|17||Jun 26, 2021||33||Masayoshi Nakatani||Win||TKO9|
|16||Oct 17, 2020||32||Teófimo López||Loss||UD|
|15||Aug 31, 2019||31||Luke Campbell||Win||UD|
|14||Apr 12, 2019||31||Anthony Crolla||Win||KO4|
|13||Dec 8, 2018||30||José Pedraza||Win||UD|
|12||May 12, 2018||30||Jorge Linares||Win||TKO10|
|11||Dec 9, 2017||29||Guillermo Rigondeaux||Win||RTD6|
|10||Aug 5, 2017||29||Miguel Marriaga||Win||RTD7|
|9||Apr 8, 2017||29||Jason Sosa||Win||RTD9|
|8||Nov 26, 2016||28||Nicholas Walters||Win||RTD7|
|7||Jun 11, 2016||28||Román Martínez||Win||KO5|
|6||Nov 7, 2015||27||Romulo Koasicha||Win||KO10|
|5||May 2, 2015||27||Gamalier Rodríguez||Win||KO9|
|4||Nov 23, 2014||26||Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo||Win||UD|
|3||Jun 21, 2014||26||Gary Russell Jr.||Win||MD|
|2||Mar 1, 2014||26||Orlando Salido||Loss||SD|
|1||Oct 12, 2013||25||José Luis Ramírez García||Win||KO4|