Roman Martinez vs. Vasyl Lomachenko

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Roman Martinez 130 lbs lost to Vasiliy Lomachenko 129 lbs by KO at 1:09 in round 5 of 12


  • In the televised HBO Main Event from Madison Square Garden, WBO World Featherweight champion Lomachenko, moving up in weight class, landed a left uppercut-right hook combination which put Martinez on his back, knocked out. Referee Danny Schiavone declared the knockout without having to count the full count of ten. The defending champion Martinez was out. 2016 Knockout of the Year (to this point).
  • HBO Commentary by Max Kellerman, Roy Jones Jr. with Pennsylvania Athletic Commissioner Greg Sirb filling in as the 'unofficial television judge' for Harold Lederman, as Lederman was being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.
  • Roy Jones Jr. declared double Olympic Gold Medalist Lomanchenko second best pound for pound fighter in the world after Andre Ward.
  • Poster #2.