Ernie.., You never trained a boxer, you lying dimwit..Posted September 25, 2013 7:19 pm
I have trained better fighters, but they disappeared each time I woke up.Posted September 25, 2013 10:58 am
Fight Aficionado…, Rigondeaux could have taken the same “fast track”
Rigondeaux and Lomanchenko are simpley better than any other amateurs who ever fought… So the rules are different for them.Posted September 24, 2013 5:12 pm
“Ramirez is ranked at featherweight and his ranking is targeted by Vasyl who plans to fight for a championship on his second fight.” – WTF? That makes no sense even for the most ambitious and fast-tracked boxers.Posted September 24, 2013 1:50 pm
Power is the last thing you need to compare at their weight and level of skill. Rigo is one division below Loma, he is smaller and his power is not his key asset. It’s Lomachenko who has power in both hands and his power is more of a building block of his game. I would not be surprised if Loma hits harder than Rigo under any conditions, both hit hard enough and technicians of this caliber do not really depend on power.Posted September 24, 2013 7:09 am
Rigo is a more fearsome fighter than Loma cause he carries knockout power in his left hand whereas Loma’s right hand is not really a lights-out toolPosted September 23, 2013 2:44 pm
Fair enough. I quite like Kindelan, he won Two Olympic golds and 3 world titles in 5 years, and looked like he worked off of smarts and fundamentals moreso than some guys who were gifted with amazing speed.
I get the feeling that (were I anywhere near good enough to lace their boots_ if I fought Kindelan I`d get frustrated, but then go back and ask him how he did X,Y,Z.
But if I fought Rigondeaux I`d have taken the gloves off and decided to go learn another sport.Posted September 23, 2013 1:24 am
Absolutely not.., No other amateur was even close to these two guys…
And they might meet in the pros… Be sure to watch.Posted September 23, 2013 12:41 am
TARK – you wouldn`t put Mario Kindelan up there with those two?Posted September 23, 2013 12:18 am
He’s fighting for the WBO International Featherweight Championship in his pro debut..
Lomanchenko is the only amateur boxer I’ve ever seen in 60 years who is on a par with Guillermo Rigondeaux, the great Cuban.
They will be on a collision course, but with Rigondeaux already meeting and beating an ATG like Nonito Donaire, a 4-Division World Champion, he’s going to have a vast experience advantage over Lomanchenko when they do clash in the pros.
However, it will be a tremendous treat to see them box each other. Two of the greatest masters of all time.Posted September 22, 2013 11:29 pm
author, I stand corrected. apologies.Posted September 22, 2013 10:39 pm
Koolz: The only problem with that (and it’s a very very substantial problem) is that Mikey “This guy is upper echelon skilled and with power” Garcia is the king of the division Vasyl is fighting at. He’s apparently super talented and good but, he’s now a pro, and Mikey is about as good as it gets right now period…. so let’s just see what happens.Posted September 22, 2013 10:27 pm
Here comes the guy that is going to be the Top Fighter in his weight class for years!Posted September 22, 2013 5:21 pm
Whatupdoe is confusing Filip Hrgovic with Lomachenko. Easily done though as Lomachenko is a little featherweight from the Ukraine and Hrgovic is strapping 6’6 Vitali Klitschko sized heavyweight from Croatia.Posted September 22, 2013 3:58 pm
Seen him in the amatures,should be great to see his pro career unfold,and see how long it takes to get a world title.Im thinking its not going to take to long…Good-Luck..Posted September 22, 2013 3:08 pm
Vlad the Impaler
This Ukrainian is a beast! I can’t wait to watch his professional career. I think he’ll be a world champion pretty soon. LOMANCHENKO supporter from the USA!Posted September 22, 2013 12:09 pm
Whatupdoe, if you are referring to Joseph Joyce, he is a heavyweight. He fought Oleksandr Usyk, a team-mate of Vasyl in the WSB. Joyce lost every round of that fight and the score was 50:45 for Usyk, although Usyk is a cruiser weight and fought a heavyweight. Confusing Lomachenko with Usyk is no easy task, however neither one lost to a boxer named Joyce.
Oleksandr Usyk turned pro as well, but he will fight at cruiser weight and may not fight in the USA anytime soon – no notable opponents that would prompt a lucrative clash.Posted September 22, 2013 11:21 am
the author failed to mention his loss to Joyce in the wsb.Posted September 22, 2013 10:54 am
I cant wait to see him in action. When is the fight happening?Posted September 22, 2013 10:18 am
Vasyl Lomachenko ; a good Kozak , Ukrainian name . I’m betting that
Once they saw him in action in MMA, nobody had any problem with Fedor Emelianenko’s name, so I doubt that Vasyl Lomanchenko will be a problem for boxing fans.Posted September 22, 2013 8:58 am
I don’t know why you think that is my theory. I have not claimed that featherweights hit harder than heavyweights. My point is quite simple and it is that from what I have seen of Lomanchenko on youtube, he does not appear to be showing very much power in his punches against his opponents.Posted September 22, 2013 8:48 am
Vasyl Lomachenko is a little long for a ring name/nick name. It is also the same as his birth name, so not much of a suggestion. He won’t change his birth name for you, although the sophisticated USA had Rocco Marchegiano use the name Rocky Marciano. How do you like Vasco Lomachiano? Lomlitchko?Posted September 22, 2013 8:45 am
How about Vasyl Lomachenko for his name? I’ll wager that in 2013 the world (even the USA) is sophisticated enough to master it.Posted September 22, 2013 8:35 am
Funny guy. According to your theory, there’s no telling whether a light heavyweight hits harder than a welterweight. No relation b/n weight class and punch power. You mean some featherweights hit lharder than heavyweights and there is no reasonable similarity b/n the power of people from the same weight class? You couldn’t tell whether Andre Ward hits harder than Donaire?Posted September 22, 2013 8:28 am
I had no idea power was proportionate to the weight class! I guess all featherweights will carry the same punch power using this new theory.Posted September 22, 2013 8:13 am
He is a featherweight so power is proportionate to the weight class. He has stopped good opponents in the amateur ranks even with the headgear and big gloves. We’ll see how his punch power carries over to the paid ranks, he needs to pace himself more and that includes refraining from too many all out shots.Posted September 22, 2013 7:58 am
I’ve just watched some of his fights on youtube. He looks like a strong busy fighter but I didn’t see much power in his punches.Posted September 22, 2013 7:39 am