Vasyl Lomachenko

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Full Name Vasyl Lomachenko
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Vasyl
Gender Male
Birth Date February 17th, 1988
Birth Place Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine

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About Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Anatoliyovich Lomachenko shortly named Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer who is nicknamed as The Matrix, Hi-Tech, No Mas Chenko, Loma. He is one of the most successful amateur boxers of all time, possessing a record of 396 wins and 1 loss, with his only loss avenged twice. He is a former three-weight world champion, having held the WBO featherweight title from 2014 to 2015; the WBO junior lightweight title from 2016 to 2017; and the unified WBA (Super), WBO, and Ring magazine lightweight titles from 2018 to October 2020. In the featherweight and lightweight divisions, he won a silver medal at the 2007 World Championships, gold at the 2008 European Championships, consecutive gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and consecutive gold at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships. As of May 2020, he is ranked as the world's best active boxer, pound for pound, by ESPN; second by the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring; third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB); and ninth BoxRec. Overall, he is a very talented boxer. 

The 23-year-old, Teofimo Lopez defeated Vasyl Lomachenko to retain his IBF lightweight championship while winning the WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles. Going into his bout with Lomachenko, the young boxer was doubted by many. Critics even regarded him as a power puncher and not a skilled boxer. However, Lopez proved everyone wrong when he crashed the "Matrix". From the very beginning of the fight, Teofimo Lopez took control and did not allow Vasyl Lomachenko to cut angles. He targeted the Ukranian's body throughout the fight. As a result, Lomachenko could not get any offense going. Only when Lomachenko got into the pocket, he could land something on Lopez. The final scorecard was controversial, as one of the judges scored eleven rounds in favor of Teofimo Lopez. 

Vasyl Lomachenko against Teofimo Lopez

Source: @bbc.co.uk

Vasyl Lomachenko is famous for his excellent timing, accuracy, creative, speed, and foot movement. Не іѕ knоwn fоr hіѕ аbіlіtу tо сut аnglеѕ, hаvіng gооd fооtwоrk аnd аbіlіtу tо ѕwіtсh ѕtаnсеѕ, аnd іѕ аlѕо а rіght-hаndеd ѕоuthраw, whісh іѕ mоѕt rаrе аmоng рrоfеѕѕіоnаl bохеrѕ.

Vasyl Lomachenko was born on 17th February 1988 in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine. His real name/birth name is Vasyl Anatoliyovich Lomachenko. He was born to his parents; Anatoly Lomachenko (father) and Tetiana Lomachenko (mother). He holds Ukrainian nationality and he belongs to Ukrainian-White ethnicity. His horoscope is Aquarius and his religion is Christian. He was coached by his father Anatoly Lomachenko from a young age to focus his career on boxing. He claims that if his father had not been a boxing coach he probably would have chosen to play ice hockey professionally. According to Bob Arum in 2017, Lomachenko's father did not let him train for boxing until he attended traditional Ukrainian dance classes. He then went on to gymnastics before finally getting into the ring. Concerning his education, he graduated from South Ukrainian Pedagogical University. As of 2020, he celebrated his 32nd birthday. 

Vasyl Lomachenko is a very handsome man with a strong and athletic body build. He stands tall at the height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 m. His balanced weight consists of 60 Kg. He has a blonde hair color and his eye color is blue. His other body measurement such as waist size, bicep size, chest size, and more have not been revealed yet. He maintains his body a lot to keep himself fit and fine. The face tattooed on Lomachenko's torso is that of his father and trainer, Anatoly Lomachenko. His highest reach is 166 cm. 

Vasyl Lomachenko's Fighting Career

  • Vasyl Lomachenko won silver by beating Abner Cotto in the first round at the 2007 World Championships in Chicago. 
  • He then won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • He then beat his five opponents by an astonishing 45 point margin, outscoring them 58-13, en route to his first gold medal at the senior level due to which he was named the outstanding boxer of the tournament and awarded the Val Barker Trophy.
  • He again won gold at the 2009 World Championships in Milan.
  • He moves up to lightweight and won his second consecutive Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London to become a rare two-weight Olympic champion.
  • He also defeated Han Soon-Chul of South Korea in the final, 19-9 and won the Val Barker Trophy for a second time.
  • He finished his extensive amateur career with an impressive record of 396 wins and only one loss, to Albert Selimov, which was avenged twice.
  • He competed in the lightweight division of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) from January to May 2013. 
  • He then made the decision to turn professional and signed a contract to fight for Top Rank.
  • He made his professional debut in the United States on 12 October 2013 as part of the undercard to Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, defeating Mexican fighter Jose Ramirez with a fourth-round knockout.
  • He fought against Salido, Rusell Jr., Piriyapinyo, Rodriguez, Koasicha, Martinez, Walters, Sosa, Marriage, Rigondeaux, Pedraza, Linares, and more.
  • The Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire was told by Bob Arum on 26th January 2018 that Lomachenko would have his next fight at lightweight.
  • After then, he fought against Anthony Crolla. By the end of January 2019, purse bids for Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) were pushed back two days to 6 February 2019 with the minimum bid being $150,000.
  • On 20th February, it was announced that he would defend his WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring titles against Crolla at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on 12 April 2019. In front of 10,101 in attendance, Lomachenko stopped Crolla in the first minute of round 4.
  • According to CompuBox Stats, Lomachenko landed 72 of 249 shots (29%), and Crolla landed only 12 of his 96 thrown (13%), this included 7 power shots, compared to Lomachenko's 58 power shots.
  • After then, he faced fellow 2012 Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell on 31 August 2019, at The O2 Arena in London in front of a sold-out crowd of over 18,000. He knocked down Campbell in the 11th round after a series of body shots followed by a stiff jab. 
  • In his in-ring interview, he called for a lightweight unification fight with the winner of Richard Commey vs. Teofimo Lopez, who contested for the IBF title in December.
  • Regarding his professional boxing record, he fought for the sixteen matches out of which, he won fourteen matches and lost two matches. 

Vasyl Lomachenko fighting against Luke Campbell

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Awards, Achievements, and Titles of Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl has won several awards from media outlets throughout his career. The Ring and ESPN named him Prospect of the Year in 2013; CBS Sports named him Boxer of the Year in 2016; HBO Sports named him Boxer of the Year in 2016 and in 2017; the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring named him Fighter of the Year in 2017.

Major world titles:

  • WBC lightweight champion (135 lbs)
  • WBO lightweight champion (135 lbs)
  • WBA (Super) lightweight champion (135 lbs)
  • WBO super featherweight champion (130 lbs)
  • WBO featherweight champion (126 lbs)

The Ring magazine titles:

  • The Ring lightweight champion (135 lbs)

Regional titles:

  • WBO International featherweight champion (126 lbs)

Vasyl Lomachenko's Wife, Elena Lomachenko

Moving towards his personal life, Vasyl Lomachenko is a married person. He is married to his beautiful wife, Elena Lomachenko. The duo is also blessed with two children, Anatoly and Victoria. As of 2019 (and since at least 2016), he lives in Camarillo, California, and trains in nearby Oxnard, just north of Los Angeles. The exact date of their marriage is still hidden as he is a very secretive person and he maintains privacy in his life. The couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Vasyl Lomachenko with his wife, Elena and kids

Source: @kievboxing

Vasyl Lomachenko's Net Worth 2020

Vasyl Lomachenko is a professional boxer who has made a huge amount of money from his long-time career. He is among best-paid boxers in the world with earnings of more than $20 million since making a debut in boxing career. As of 2020, the net worth of Vasyl is estimated to have $10 Million whereas his net worth as of 2019 was $8 Million. He is making a good amount of money from his career whereas his exact salary is still to get unfold yet. He received $3.5 million a fight in 2019. He is a very successful person in his private life as well as in his professional life. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his career and he is enjoying his life a lot.