Name: Vasiliy Lomachenko
Birth Name: Vasiliy Anatoliyovich Lomachenko
Hometown: Oxnard, California, USA
Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record
World Series: Record
- Trainer: Anatoly Lomachenko (father) (2013-present)
- Manager: Egis Klimas (2013-present)
- Promoter: Top Rank (2013-present)
Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian former amateur boxer who won the Featherweight Olympic Gold medal and was awarded the prestigious Val Barker Trophy for the most "Outstanding Boxer" at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Also in 2008, Lomachenko won the gold medal at the European Amateur Championships.
Lomachenko went on to win the gold medal at the 2009 World Amateur Championships, where he conceded only seven points in the whole tournament despite breaking his hand in the tournament.
In 2011, Lomachenko moved up to the lightweight division where he captured the gold medal at the World Amateur Championships. In 2012, he won the Olympic Gold medal at the Olympic Games in London, England.
He finished his amateur career with a claimed career record of 396-1, with his only loss avenged twice.
Former Olympic gold medalist Istvan Kovacs said of Lomachenko: “Thank God there was no Lomachenko in my division at the time, I never saw a fighter like him before.”
After winning the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, Lomachenko entered the World Series of Boxing 2012/2013 as a lightweight representing the “Ukraine Otamans”, where he amassed a record of 6-0 in 5-round bouts, scoring knockdowns on most of his opponents.
In August 2013, Lomachenko turned professional after signing for Top Rank.
In 2004 he became the Junior flyweight European U-17 champion, in 2006 he won the Junior World Championships, where he beat future Bantamweight World Champion and fellow southpaw Sergey Vodopyanov.
Next year at the (seniors) World Championships 2007 in Chicago he won the silver medal in the Featherweight class, and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. In the first round, he drew Albert Selimov, the man who defeated him in the World Amateur Championships. However, Lomachenko was able to avenge the loss.
2012 Olympic Games - Gold, 2011 AIBA World Championship - Gold , 2010 National Championship - Gold, 2009 AIBA World Championship - Gold , 2009 National Championship - Gold, 2008 Olympic Games - Gold, 2008 Continental Championship - Gold, 2007 AIBA World Championship - Silver, 2006 AIBA Junior World Championship - Gold, 2004 Junior European U-17 Championship - Gold
Olympic Games Results
2008 (as a featherweight)
- Defeated Albert Selimov (Russia) 14-7
- Defeated Bahodirjon Sultonov (Uzbekistan) 13-1
- Defeated Li Yang (China) 12-3
- Defeated Yakup Kilic (Turkey) 10-1
- Defeated Khedafi Djelkhir (France) RSC 1 (1:51)
2012 (as a lightweight)
- 1st round bye
- Defeated Wellington Arias Romero (Dominican Republic) 15-3
- Defeated Felix Verdejo (Puerto Rico) 14-9
- Defeated Yasniel Toledo (Cuba) 14-11
- Defeated Han Soon-Chul (South Korea) 19-9
World Amateur Championships Results
2006 - World Junior Championships (as a flyweight)
- Defeated Alberto Portuondo (Cuba) RSCO 3
- Defeated Rahim Najafov (Azerbaijan) RSCO 3
- Defeated Andrew Selby (Wales) RSCO 3
- Defeated Sergey Vodopyanov (Russia) 37-17
- Defeated Derenik Gizhlaryan (Armenia) 34-14
2007 - World Championships (as a featherweight)
- Defeated Abner Cotto (Puerto Rico) 26-9
- Defeated Theodoros Papazov (Greece) 19-5
- Defeated Mihail Biarnadski (Belarus) 21-6
- Defeated Arturo Santos Reyes (Mexico) RSCO 3
- Defeated Li Yang (China) +13-13
- Lost to Albert Selimov (Russia) 11-16
2009 - World Championships (as a featherweight)
- 1st round bye
- Defeated Mario Aleksic (Bosnia) 16-2
- Defeated Craig Evans (Wales) 15-1
- Defeated Branimir Stankovic (Serbia) 8-2
- Defeated Oscar Valdez (Mexico) 12-1
- Defeated Sergey Vodopyanov (Russia) 12-1
2011 - World Championships (as a lightweight)
- Defeated Lomalito Moala (Tonga) RSC 1
- Defeated Jose Carlos Ramirez (USA) 16-9
- Defeated Robson Conceicao (Brasil) 19-18 (initially Lomachenko lost 19-20, but after a controversial protest the decision was changed)
- Defeated Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (Uzbekistan) 18-10
- Defeated Domenico Valentino (Italy) 17-11
- Defeated Yasniel Toledo (Cuba) 17-12
AIBA World Series of Boxing Results
2012/2013 (as a lightweight) boxing for the Ukraine Otamans
- Defeated Sam Maxwell (British Lionhearts) 50-44 on all three scorecards
- Defeated Charly Suarez (Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder) 50-44 on all three scorecards
- Defeated Sam Maxwell (British Lionhearts) 50-45 on all three scorecards
- Defeated Albert Selimov (Azerbaijan Baku Fires) 48-47, 48-47, 47-48
- Defeated Domenico Valentino (Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder) 50-45 on all three scorecards
- Defeated Samat Bashenov (Azerbaijan Baku Fires) 49-45, 49-45, 50-44
- Has a record of 12-1 (9 KOs) in world title fights.
- Has a record of 8-1 (6 KOs) against former, current, and future world champions:
- Defeated 3 undefeated opponents with ten or more bouts: Gary Russell Jr, Nicholas Walters, Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Awards & Recognitions
- Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year (2017)
- Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year (2017)
- Lomachenko became a two-division world champion in just seven professional fights breaking the record set by Naoya Inoue of eight fights set in 2014.
- Lomachenko became a three-division world champion in just twelve professional fights breaking the record set by Jeff Fenech of twenty fights set in 1988.
- Featured on the cover of the August 2017 issue of The Ring magazine
Stripped (failed to make weight)
| WBO Featherweight Champion
2014 Jun 21 – 2016 Jul 21
| WBO Super Featherweight Champion
2016 Jun 11 – 2018 May 23
| WBA Lightweight Champion
2018 May 12 – present
| WBO Lightweight Champion
2018 Dec 8 – present