Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko is the new WBA lightweight champion of the world

17:45, 14 May 2018

Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine’s prominent professional boxer became the new holder of the champion’s belt in the WBA lightweight division.

His fight with Venezuela’s Jorge Linares became the top-rated bout compared with the other boxing events this year. Both boxers put up a spectacular fight, where Lomachenko even sustained a hit, which knocked him down in Round 6. However, the Ukrainian recovered and kept on fighting.

Eventually, in Round 10, he defeated the experienced opponent by a blow to the liver, which resulted in the K.O. Thanks to this victory, Lomachenko became the world champion in three different weight categories – in just 12 fights, which is the new world record.