Lomachenko considered world's longest reigning boxing champion

Vasyl has been a titleholder for more than five years
12:27, 6 November 2019

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Vasyl Lomachenko, two-time Olympic champion and three-weight world champion, is considered to be the world's longest titleholder, the Sun reports.

He has spent five years and four months as a world champion, after claiming the 126lbs WBO title against Gary Russell Jr. in June 2014.

After that Lomachenko went on to retain the strap three times before winning the organization’s super-featherweight title, while still reigning as the featherweight holder.

Related: Lomachenko continues to lead Pound-for-Pound ranking

In order to enhance his legacy, Loma moved up to lightweight winning the WBA belt against Jorge Linares, managing to keep hold of his 130lbs WBO title.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko received another prestigious award as the recognized world champion. According to the official portal of the WBC, he is now the World Boxing Franchise Champion.

The WBC announced its decision at the 57th annual Convention.

Upon the awards ceremony, Vasyl shared with the press about the way it felt to get this title. According to him, it was his childhood's dream to win both WBC belts, the green and the gold one. "Now, it's come true", he said.

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