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Vasyl Lomachenko Blasts Martinez and Makes History

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Forget about all the theories that Vasyl Lomachenko is a boxer without any power in his hands, that he’s a feather-fist or anything regarding the wallop in his hands.

Tonight, Lomachenko knocked out the very tough and always durable Roman Martinez after spending five rounds toying with him, looking like a finely tuned machine rather than any kind of human.

In only seven professional fights, Lomachenko has nabbed two world title belts, something never done before, and has impressed more than enough people to easily be considered one of the pound for pound best fighters in the world.

Even as a pound for pound talent, Lomachenko still seems to impress more and more with every single one of his fights.

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“I need more fights to get better as a fighter,” he said. “And I will keep getting better.”

Martinez came to the table with absolutely nothing. Martinez couldn’t quite pull the trigger on any of the shots he wanted to take, and by the time he would have thrown those shots, Lomachenko would have been 180 degrees behind him to begin with.

Throw out your preconceived notions as to what makes an exciting fighter. Technician is often a slur when it comes to considering exciting or TV-friendly fighters, but Lomachenko is rapidly changing that perception.

Orlando Salido, who handed Lomachenko his only professional loss, was in attendance at Madison Square Garden and the Ukrainian made no small attempt at hiding his intentions of avenging that loss.

“I never told him I am not going to fight him if he didn’t win he fight,” Lomachenko told HBO analyst Max Kellerman. “So let’s do it.”

Lomachenko left the ring by dedicating his victory to Muhammad Ali.

All photos by Marilyn Paulino/RBRBoxing


Christopher Nicastro is a hopeless boxing devotee and freelancer. You can follow him on Twitter @chris_nicastro.

Adam Flaherty
Adam Flaherty

Danny Riley Zak Roberts check this feint, and knockout

Adam Flaherty
Adam Flaherty

Solido was it? Think he's only won one of his next 4 fights\U0001f602

Zak Roberts
Zak Roberts

Incredible that - unheard of that quick. Think he wants a rematch next with the guy that beat him in his 2nd fight.

Zak Roberts
Zak Roberts

Yeah that was him I think. He'll waste him now surprised he didn't then actually.

Rhys Williams
Rhys Williams

It's amateur record is crazy lol. I think he fought for a world title in his first 2 fights Lolol.

Paul Kealy
Paul Kealy

Ross Byrne 2 weight world champion in only 7 fights


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