Vasyl Lomachenko always appears in discussions when talking about the best pound for pound fighter in the world. The Ukrainian has been a phenomenon since he came to professional boxing and has shown great skills in the ring. The second defense of its Super Lightweight Championship of the World Boxing Association (WBA) will be a great new opportunity, but he will have to overcome the obstacle that the Englishman Anthony Crolla presents this Friday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“Loma” beat Jorge Linares in May of last year and removed from Linares the crown of 135 pounds. He returned to the ring in December for his first defense in the weight class and also came out victorious against Jose Pedraza. With just two bouts in the division, he became the best fighter of the weight and against Crolla wants to prove it.
A great career in the amateur field, including an Olympic gold medal in London in 2012, Lomachenko turned professional in October 2013. A few months later, in June 2014, he was already winning his first world title at featherweight. Vasyl has been a very important fighter for television and very showy for the fans, while he has achieved titles in multiple weight class at featherweight, super featherweight, and lightweight.
Nicholas Walters, Roman Martinez and Guillermo Rigondeaux are some of the victims of Lomachenko, who has been learning a lot of boxing while developing his unique style. In just 13 professional matches he is already a champion of three divisions and is seen as perhaps the best fighter in the world. In front of him for his upcoming bout against Crolla, he will have a slower fighter than himself, but Crolla is known for being a strong and durable boxer who comes with a physical advantage to the fight and who Lomachenko will have to be careful with.
Lomachenko is looking for a new step towards greatness so that both the public and the journalists see him as the best boxer in the world today.