Ukrainian world champion in the second Featherweight Vasyl Lomachenko is reaping the fruits of a successful year.
Manager Lomachenko Egis Klimas reported that Basil received the award named after Muhammad Ali for the victory in the nomination “International Fighter of the Year” according to the “8 Ring”.
The Ukrainian started the year with an early victory over Jason Sosa. In August Lomachenko in Los Angeles forced the surrender of a strong Miguel Marriaga, and last Saturday in Los Angeles produced a loud victory over two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Characteristically, Lomachenko fourth fight in a row, finishing after the failure of the opponent to continue the fight. From may 2015, Vasily stamps one early victory after another. More than the others in the ring with Lomachenko lasted Romulo Lasica to cease resistance in the tenth round.
A banner year allowed Lomachenko to climb to the second row in independent computer-based ranking according to the portal “BoxRec”. Ahead of the Ukrainian only Middleweight Saul Alvarez.
It is expected that in the beginning of 2018 Vasyl Lomachenko debuts in the lightweight division. The first rival in the new weight category may be the title holder of WBA Jorge Linares.
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