VASYL «Loma» LOMACHENKO ☆☆☆ World’s Best Active Boxer, Pound For Pound, by ESPN


Vasyl Anatoliyovych Lomachenko (born 17 February 1988) is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is currently a unified lightweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super), WBO and The Ring magazine titles since 2018, and held the WBC title from August to October 2019, when he became the second boxer to be installed as the WBC’s newly created ‘Franchise Champion’.
Lomachenko was 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. Competing 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. He is known for his exceptional hand speed, timing, accuracy, creativity, athleticism, defense and footwork.
Lomachenko made his professional debut in 2013, and holds several all-time records in boxing for winning major world championships in the fewest professional fights. He won a world title in his third fight (tied with Saensak Muangsurin), and became a three-weight champion in his twelfth fight. He has competed for a world title in all of his professional fights except his debut.
He has won several awards by 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.
As of December 2019, Lomachenko is ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, by ESPN; the Boxing Writers Association of America; second by The Ring; third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB); and fifth BoxRec. He is also ranked as the world’s best active lightweight by BoxRec, the TBRB and ESPN
Nickname(s) The Matrix, Hi-Tech, Loma
Weight(s) Featherweight, Super featherweight, Lightweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach 65 1⁄2 in (166 cm)
Nationality Ukrainian
Born Vasyl Anatoliyovych Lomachenko
17 February 1988 (age 31)
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 15
Wins 14
Wins by KO 10
Losses 1



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