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Kid Blast

Lomachenko is accustomed to being an amateur world champion. The thinking here is that it will not be long before he wears the mantle of a professional world champion and along with it, a popularity that will rival that of GGG—and this also could be great news for HBO if it is able to feature him in his quest for a rapid climb to the top

Posted August 24, 2013 3:15 pm 

Kid Blast

As the Klitschkos move into the winter of their careers, a Kazakh middleweight, a Russian light heavyweight, and a Ukrainian might well fill the void.

Posted August 24, 2013 3:14 pm 

Kid Blast

Vinny has the beat

Posted August 24, 2013 3:13 pm 

Kid Blast

Don’t bet against his not being handsomely rewarded as an amateur.

Posted August 24, 2013 3:13 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Lomachenko probably should have turned pro after the Beijing Olympics since it would be 4 more years of pro paydays and he’s likely be a world champion already. That said, Jonathan Oquendo (23-3, 16 KOs) as his first opponent suggests they’ll have him on a fast track. No cherry picking drunken bums like so many other Olympians. Should be interesting.

Posted August 22, 2013 7:00 pm 


Giving him the key, makes it much easier for him.

Posted August 22, 2013 11:57 am 

K2 Fan

I bet that most of the ” critics ” of Lomachenko , have probably never even seen him fight . They just like to blurt out stupid stuff to make themselves feel important . Say what you want about his first choice of opponent , but you
can’t say Lomachenko is cautious ! Is it too much so early in the game ? Maybe , but then Wasyl is no ordinary amateur trying to break into the
pros . We shall ALL soon see , if this is a flash in the pan , or a real champion !
Having watched his career for years , I am convinced that Lomachenko , will
not only win this fight , but go on to become a world champion , like his
fellow Ukrainian countrymen ; the Klitchkos !

Posted August 22, 2013 11:48 am 


Wow, big props. As Rigo also showed, these top amateurs don’t generally need long, drawn out “build ups” to get to title level… though jumping straight into a 10 rounder against a massively dangerous opponent like this is very, very damn brave.

Posted August 22, 2013 9:49 am 

no clue

just checked out this guy Oquendo more closely.. .. jees.. that’s a wrong kind of bastard to fight in your fight fight.. even if Lomachenko wins it will be a tough fight where he will have to take a lot of shots to pull through… he does not have the type of ko power is his right hand Rigo has iin his left so he will have a tough time keeping this rican off him

Posted August 22, 2013 4:46 am 

no clue

compare this to Jon Shy Mean from China who fought a total bum in his first fist and pulled in like 400 k for hitting a punching bag for 4 rounds .. that said .. they are talking a big step up here

Posted August 22, 2013 4:09 am 


A storm is coming

Posted August 22, 2013 12:17 am 

Ray Ray

Not allowed 2 write anything anti arum ha ha ha classic. Didn’t even no this fight was on…

Posted August 21, 2013 11:14 pm 


Funny stuff and what a contrast. You have Lomachenko going up against a very dangerous contender/former champion on a viscous KO streak, in his very first fight and Mayweather is still running from Pcaquiao in 2013. How’s that for perspective?

Posted August 21, 2013 8:55 pm 


If he comes through this with flying colours we might well be looking at a record breaking run to a title shot, maybe less than 8 fights, this guy really is something special.

Posted August 21, 2013 7:43 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Talk about a make or break fight….Even the mighty Rigo took on a couple of tomato-cans…I don’t get this…There’s alot of new stuff for Lomachenko to get used to…And you’re gonna throw him in with someone proven in pro-fight game first fight? 10 rounds ? I don’t like this move even if Lomachenko wins…Stupid.

Posted August 21, 2013 7:28 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Naw really, shaddup…

Posted August 21, 2013 7:23 pm 


The only way he is gonna win is if oquendo takes a dive wrong move for a debut fight oquendo only lost to wilfredo Vasquez jr juanma lopez n there both former champs oquendo is even more hungry expect oquendo to ko this guy and end his career before it begins

Posted August 21, 2013 5:42 pm 


Ernie.., FO creep

Posted August 21, 2013 5:36 pm 


For a first fight this is really something.Seen him in the amatures and the guy has great skills,at this pace the title shot wont be long.

Posted August 21, 2013 1:34 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Aw shaddup Tard…

Posted August 21, 2013 1:26 pm 


Vasyl Lomachenko.., I’ve been awaiting his pro debut for some time. I expect him to have a pro career something along the lines of Sergei Kovalev.

Posted August 21, 2013 1:25 pm 


He’s the next huge star…watch

Posted August 21, 2013 12:58 pm 


Looking forward to seeing this guy in the professional game. Always interesting to find out whether a great amateur can translate his ability to the pro’s.

Posted August 21, 2013 12:53 pm 

shaun spensley

wow really. thats sick.

Posted August 21, 2013 12:17 pm 


good news and wow that’s an experienced pro he’s fighting for his début

Posted August 21, 2013 11:36 am 

It’s Me, Ernie

Nice, I wonder if he will go for the title soon?…

Posted August 21, 2013 11:16 am 

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