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Vasyl Lomachenko
Weightclass:
Featherweight
Age:
28
Birthplace:
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine
Record:
5-1, 3 KOs
Height:
5’7”
Reach:
65"
Managers:
Egis Klimas - Advisor
Trainers:
Anatoly Lomachenko (father)
biography

Twitter: @vasylomachenko
World championship fights: 3-1, 1 KO…
WBO featherweight world champion, three successful defenses…
Former featherweight world title challenger…
2012 Olympics (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2011 World Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2011 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2010 Presidents Cup (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2010 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2009 World Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2009 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2008 Olympics (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist; won Val Barker Trophy for “Outstanding Boxer”…
2008 European Championships, 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2008 Klitschko Brothers Tournament (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2008 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2007 World Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist...
2004 European Cadet Championships (amateur), 101 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 28, Vasyl is a two-year pro. The WBO featherweight world champion, he won the title in his third pro fight in June, 2014 – only eight months after his debut – which tied the record for winning a world title with the fewest fights. Saensak Muangsurin of Thailand won a junior welterweight world title in his third fight in 1975.
Before his debut, Vasyl was an elite international amateur, considered by many observers to be one of the greatest amateur...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2015 – 3RD WBO F WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – in his last fight on 11-7-15 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by knockout (10th round) against Romulo Koasicha (25-4): the bout was co-featured with the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Brandon Rios main event, and Vasyl dominated the fight; Koasicha pressed forward and gave a good effort, but Vasyl outboxed and outworked him, and consistently landed the harder punches; Vasyl stepped up his pace in the middle rounds, rocked Koasicha repeatedly, and wore him down; he scored a knockdown with a left hand to the body in the 10th round, and Koasicha was counted out at 2:35; after nine rounds, Vasyl led by shutout scores of 90-81 on all three scorecards…
2ND WBO F WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 5-2-15 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (9th round) against Gamalier Rodriguez (25-2-3): the bout was one of the co-features with the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao main event, and Vasyl dominated the fight; he consistently outboxed and outworked Rodriguez, and landed the sharper punches; Rodriguez was penalized one point for low blows in the 5th round, and Vasyl scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 7th; Rodriguez was penalized another point for low blows in the 8th round; Vasyl scored a knockdown with a right hook in the 9th, and Rodriguez was counted out at 0:50; after eight rounds, Vasyl led by scores of 79-70, 78-71, 80-69…
 
2014 – 1ST WBO F WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 11-23-14 in Macau, CHI, he won a 12 round unanimous decision agianst Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-1): the bout was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri main event, and Vasyl dominated the fight; he switched back and forth from the lefthanded and righthanded stances, and scored a knockdown with a left hand, in the lefthanded stance, in...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Vasyl said through an interpreter, "I was born and raised in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine. I have one sister. She's a gymnast. My father is a boxing trainer – he was also a schoolteacher – and my mother is a gymnastics trainer, so my whole family is involved in sports. My father was an amateur boxer when he was young.
"I can't even remember how old I was when I first started boxing, but I was very, very young. When I was born, I think they took me straight from the hospital to the gym. [note: Vasyl has said in published interviews that he started boxing at the age of four or five]
"I had 396 amateur fights, with one loss.
"I eat with my right hand, I write with my right hand, but I fight lefthanded. When I first started, my father trained me and put me in the lefthanded stance.
"I'm married and we have two children. My wife's name is Elena. [pr. yel-LAY-na] My son's name is Anatoly. He will be four years old on November 17. Our daughter was born on August 26, 2012. Her name is Victoria. I named her that for the victory – she was born on the same day I signed with Top Rank."…
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-2-12 he won a 15-3 decision against Wellington Arias of Dominican Republic; in the quarterfinals on 8-6-12 he won a 14-9 decision against Félix Verdejo of Puerto Rico; in the semifinals on 8-10-12 he won a 14-11 decision against Yasniel Toledo of Cuba; in the finals on 8-12-12 he won a 19-9 decision against Han Soon-Chul of Republic of Korea...
Vasyl’s teammates on the 2012 Ukrainian Olympic team were heavyweight gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk, light welterweight silver medalist Denys Berinchyk, welterweight bronze medalist Taras Shelestyuk, and light heavyweight bronze medalist Oleksandr Hvozdyk....
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Biography
  • Twitter: @vasylomachenko
  • World championship fights: 3-1, 1 KO…
  • WBO featherweight world champion, three successful defenses…
  • Former featherweight world title challenger…
  • 2012 Olympics (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2011 World Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2011 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2010 Presidents Cup (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2010 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2009 World Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2009 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2008 Olympics (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist; won Val Barker Trophy for “Outstanding Boxer”…
  • 2008 European Championships, 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2008 Klitschko Brothers Tournament (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2008 Ukrainian National Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2007 World Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist...
  • 2004 European Cadet Championships (amateur), 101 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 28, Vasyl is a two-year pro. The WBO featherweight world champion, he won the title in his third pro fight in June, 2014 – only eight months after his debut – which tied the record for winning a world title with the fewest fights. Saensak Muangsurin of Thailand won a junior welterweight world title in his third fight in 1975.

Before his debut, Vasyl was an elite international amateur, considered by many observers to be one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time. He won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics – and the Val Barker “Outstanding Boxer” award in 2008 – and the 2009 and 2011 World Championships.

He is a stablemate of WBO-WBA “super”-IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev – both are managed by Egis Klimas.

In his last fight on November 7 in Las Vegas, he won by 10th-round knockout against Romulo Koasicha.

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Vasyl Lomachenko, a 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medalist, is perhaps the greatest amateur ever (396-1) and even after only six professional fights is already one of the best in the world.

Lomachenko toyed with the game Romulo Koasicha before knocking him out with a body shot in the 10th round...

Lomachenko totally dominated his opponent in about as one-sided a fight as could be. He hit him with right hooks, straight left hands, combinations and body shots almost at will to retain his world title for the third time.

"I was just having fun in there," Lomachenko said. "I was having a good time, but I knew the end would be on a body shot. I just didn't know which one."

Lomachenko, a 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medalist, wants to fight top opponents and to unify the 126-pound titles.... [End Rafael item]

Vasyl said through an interpreter, "I like to know every single detail about my opponent before we fight. It doesn't matter if my opponent is strong, it doesn't matter if my opponent is not strong – I always want to know every detail. I study every opponent very closely."

Regarding his nickname, he said, "I think I got it during the Olympics. I was training somewhere and one of the reporters was talking about high technology, and he said that I was a 'high tech' boxer."

The address of Vasyl’s website – all in Russian – is lomachenko.com.

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2015 – 3RD WBO F WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – in his last fight on 11-7-15 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by knockout (10th round) against Romulo Koasicha (25-4): the bout was co-featured with the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Brandon Rios main event, and Vasyl dominated the fight; Koasicha pressed forward and gave a good effort, but Vasyl outboxed and outworked him, and consistently landed the harder punches; Vasyl stepped up his pace in the middle rounds, rocked Koasicha repeatedly, and wore him down; he scored a knockdown with a left hand to the body in the 10th round, and Koasicha was counted out at 2:35; after nine rounds, Vasyl led by shutout scores of 90-81 on all three scorecards…

2ND WBO F WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 5-2-15 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (9th round) against Gamalier Rodriguez (25-2-3): the bout was one of the co-features with the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao main event, and Vasyl dominated the fight; he consistently outboxed and outworked Rodriguez, and landed the sharper punches; Rodriguez was penalized one point for low blows in the 5th round, and Vasyl scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 7th; Rodriguez was penalized another point for low blows in the 8th round; Vasyl scored a knockdown with a right hook in the 9th, and Rodriguez was counted out at 0:50; after eight rounds, Vasyl led by scores of 79-70, 78-71, 80-69…

 

2014 – 1ST WBO F WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 11-23-14 in Macau, CHI, he won a 12 round unanimous decision agianst Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-1): the bout was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri main event, and Vasyl dominated the fight; he switched back and forth from the lefthanded and righthanded stances, and scored a knockdown with a left hand, in the lefthanded stance, in the 4th round; he injured his left hand early in the 7th round and rarely used it in the following rounds, but still dominated the middle and late rounds and won by shutout scores of 120-107 on all three scorecards…

WON VACANT WBO F WORLD TITLE – on 6-21-14 in Carson, CA, he won a 12 round majority decision against previously undefeated lefthanded former amateur standout Gary Russell Jr. (24-0): the bout was one the co-features with the Robert Guerrero-Yoshihiro Kamegui main event, and Vasyl dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Russell, landed the sharper punches, and made Russell miss most of his; Vasyl scored repeatedly with body punches and rocked Russell with a series of punches in the 5th round; Russell stepped up his pace and had a few rallies in the middle rounds, but Vasyl finished the fight strongly – he staggered Russell with a right hook late in the 10th, rocked him with two left uppercuts midway throught the 11th round, then rocked him with a series of punches in the 12th; scored 116-112, 116-112, 114-114; Russell went on to win the WBC featherweight world title in March, 2015…

 

VACANT WBO F WORLD TITLE CHALLENGE – on 3-1-14 in San Antonio, TX, he lost a 12 round split decision against former two-time WBO champion Orlando Salido (40-12-2): the bout was co-featured with the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Brian Vera II main event, and Salido lost the title on the scales when he did not make weight by 2 ¼ pounds, and rehydrated to 147 pounds on fight night; it was a good, close fight; Vasyl outboxed and outworked Salido at times, but Salido constantly pressed forward, landed the harder punches – which included repeated low blows – and built a lead on the scorecards; after six rounds, Salido led by scores of 59-55, 58-56, 57-57; both had several rallies in the middle rounds and the momentum shifted back and forth, but Vasyl finished the fight strongly – he swept the 11th round on all three scorecards, then hurt Salido with a body punch in the 12th and swept that round, as well, but couldn’t quite catch up on the scorecards – 115-113, 116-112 Salido, 115-113 Lomachenko…

He debuted at the age of 25 on 10-12-13 in Las Vegas and won by TKO (4th round) against Jose Ramirez (25-3): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features with the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Juan Manuel Marquez main event; Ramirez pressed forward and gave a good effort, but Vasyl dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hand to body-right hook to head combination midway through the 1st round, then outworked Ramirez and landed the harder punches in the following rounds; Vasyl had a small cut under his left eye from a clash of heads in the 4th round, but scored a knockdown moments later with a three-punch combination to the body – left hand-right hook-left hand – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:59…

 

Before his debut, Vasyl had six fights in the World Series of Boxing, and won five-round decisions in each one…

WORLD SERIES OF BOXING:

On 5-10-13 in Astana, KAZ, he won a 5 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Samat Bashenov (WSB record: 5-2): the bout was part of the World Series of Boxing Team Finals – a five-fight card at Saryarka Velodrome – between the Astana Arlans (Kazakhstan) and the Ukraine Otamans; Vasyl started fast and dominated most of the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 1st round, then outboxed and outworked Bashenov in the following rounds; Bashenov switched to the righthanded stance and rallied in the 5th round, but Vasyl won by scores of 49-45, 49-45, 50-44; the Astana Arlans won 3 bouts to 2…

On 4-19-13 in Kiev, UKR, he won a 5 round unanimous decision against Domenico Valentino (WSB record: 9-4): the bout was part of the World Series of Boxing Team Semifinals – a five-fight card at the Palace of Sports – between the Ukraine Otamans and the Italia Thunder; Vasyl dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 50-45 on all three scorecards; Ukraine won 5 bouts to 0…

On 3-30-13 in Baku, AZE, he won a 5 round split decision against Albert Selimov (WSB record: 4-1): the bout was part of the World Series of Boxing Team Quarterfinals, a five-fight card between the Ukraine Otamans and the Azerbajian Baku Fires; it was a very close fight and ended with a questionable decision; Vasyl outboxed and outworked Selimov in the 1st and 2nd rounds, but Selimov rallied in the following rounds; Vasyl came back and scored with body punches to win the final round on the judges’ cards; many observers thought Selimov deserved to win, but the judges scored 48-47, 48-47 Lomachenko, 48-47 Selimov; Azerbajian won 4 bouts to 1; Vasyl and Selimov had fought two times before – Selimov beat Vasyl in the finals of the 2007 World Championships – Vasyl’s only amateur loss; Vasyl beat Selimov in the first round of fights at the 2008 Olympics…

On 3-1-13 in London, ENG, he won a 5 round unanimous decision against Samuel Maxwell (WSB record: 1-4): the bout was part of the World Series of Boxing – a five-fight card between the Ukraine Otamans and the British Lionhearts; Vasyl dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 50-45 on all three scorecards; Ukraine won 3 bouts to 2…

On 2-8-13 in Brovary, UKR, he won a 5 round unanimous decision against Charly Suarez (WSB record: 4-2): the bout was part of the World Series of Boxing – a five-fight card between the Ukraine Otamans and the Italia Thunder; Vasyl dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 50-44 on all three scorecards; Ukraine won 4 bouts to 1…

On 1-11-13 in Kiev he won a 5 round unanimous decision against Samuel Maxwell (WSB record: 1-3): the bout was part of the World Series of Boxing – a five-fight card between the Ukraine Otamans and the British Lionhearts; Vasyl dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 50-45 on all three scorecards; scored 50-45 on all three scorecards; Ukraine won 4 bouts to 1…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Vasyl said through an interpreter, "I was born and raised in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine. I have one sister. She's a gymnast. My father is a boxing trainer – he was also a schoolteacher – and my mother is a gymnastics trainer, so my whole family is involved in sports. My father was an amateur boxer when he was young.

"I can't even remember how old I was when I first started boxing, but I was very, very young. When I was born, I think they took me straight from the hospital to the gym. [note: Vasyl has said in published interviews that he started boxing at the age of four or five]

"I had 396 amateur fights, with one loss.

"I eat with my right hand, I write with my right hand, but I fight lefthanded. When I first started, my father trained me and put me in the lefthanded stance.

"I'm married and we have two children. My wife's name is Elena. [pr. yel-LAY-na] My son's name is Anatoly. He will be four years old on November 17. Our daughter was born on August 26, 2012. Her name is Victoria. I named her that for the victory – she was born on the same day I signed with Top Rank."…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-2-12 he won a 15-3 decision against Wellington Arias of Dominican Republic; in the quarterfinals on 8-6-12 he won a 14-9 decision against Félix Verdejo of Puerto Rico; in the semifinals on 8-10-12 he won a 14-11 decision against Yasniel Toledo of Cuba; in the finals on 8-12-12 he won a 19-9 decision against Han Soon-Chul of Republic of Korea...

Vasyl’s teammates on the 2012 Ukrainian Olympic team were heavyweight gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk, light welterweight silver medalist Denys Berinchyk, welterweight bronze medalist Taras Shelestyuk, and light heavyweight bronze medalist Oleksandr Hvozdyk. Middleweight Eivgen Khytrov and bantamweight Pavlo Ishchenko were the only team members who did not medal…

2012 NIKOLAY MANGER MEMORIAL – Kherson, Ukraine, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he won a 16-3 decision against Vilen Seitosmanov of Ukraine; in the semifinals on 5-18-12 he won a 14-3 decision against Fedor Vinogradov of Russia; in the finals on 5-19-12 he won an 18-5 decision against Vyacheslav Kislitsin of Ukraine...

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbajian, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-1-11 he stopped Lomalito Moala of Tonga in the 1st round; in his second fight on 10-3-11 he won a 16-9 decision against José Ramírez of the U.S.; in his third fight on 10-4-11 he won a 19-18 decision against Robson Conceicao of Brazil; in the quarterfinals on 10-5-11 he won an 18-10 decision against Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan; in the semifinals on 10-7-11 he won a 17-11 decision against Domenico Valentino of Italy; in the finals on 10-8-11 he won a 17-12 decision against Yasniel Toledo of Cuba...

2011 MAKAR MAZAY MEMORIAL – Mariupol, Ukraine, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 7-5-11 he won an 18-4 decision against Mohammad Momevand of Iran; in the quarterfinals on 7-6-11 he stopped Soon-Chul Han of Korea in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 7-8-11 he won a 25-7 decision against Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan; in the finals on 7-9-11 he won an 18-5 decision against Gani Zhaylauov of Kazakhstan...

2011 NIKOLAY MANGER MEMORIAL – Kherson, Ukraine, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight he stopped (1st round) Joshgun Aliyev of Azerbaijan; in the quarterfinals he won by walkover against Abderrazak Haouia of Tunisia; in the semifinals on 5-4-11 he won a 17-7 decision against Denis Berinchik of Ukraine; in the finals on 5-5-11 he stopped Nikolay Bochkov of Ukraine in the 2nd round...

2011 UKRAINIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kharkov, Ukraine, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 3-22-11 he won a 4-0 decision against Artem Sereda; in his second fight on 3-23-11 he won a 17-0 decision against Gyunduz Guseinov; in the quarterfinals on 3-24-11 he won a 6-1 decision against Andriy Rudenko; in the semifinals on 3-26-11 he won an 11-3 decision against Volodymyr Matviychuk; in the finals on 3-27-11 he won and 8-1 decision against Dmytro Bulenkov...

2010 PRESIDENTS CUP – Astana, Kazakhstan, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-28-10 he won a 6-0 decision against Mahmoud Eshaish of Jordan; in the quarterfinals on 6-30-10 he won a 5-0 decision against Asylbek Talasbayev of Kyrgystan; in the semifinals on 7-1-10 he won a 13-4 decision against Samat Bashenov of Kazakhstan; he won a 5-0 decision against Aidar Amirzakov of Kazakhstan...

2010 UKRAINIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Sumy, Ukraine, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 2-9-10 he defeated Dmytro Vedmedenko; in his second fight on 2-10-10 he won an 11-0 decision against Loma Aidarov; in the quarterfinals on 2-11-10 he stopped Vitaliy Maiboroda in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 2-13-10 he stopped Andriy Kolesnik in the 3rd round; in the finals on 2-14-10 he won by walkover against Serhiy Kravets...

2009 EUROPEAN STUDENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Elista, Russia, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 10-15-09 he won a 4-0 decision against Ural Karslioglu of Turkey; in the finals on 10-17-09 he won a 4-0 decision against Valeriy Pluyaskin of Russia...

2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Milan, Italy, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 9-6-09 he won a 16-2 decision against Mario Aleksic of Bosnia and Herzegovina; in his second fight on 9-8-99 he won a 15-1 decision against Craig Evans of Wales; in the quarterfinals on 9-9-99 he won an 8-2 decision against Branimir Stankovic of Serbia; in the semifinals on 9-11-09 he won a 12-1 decision against Oscar Valdez of Mexico; in the finals on 9-12-09 he won a 12-1 decision against Sergey Vodopyanov of Russia...

2009 MAKAR MAZAY MEMORIAL – Mariupol, Ukraine, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 7-8-09 he won a 14-4 decision against Ismat Eynullayev of Azerbaijan; in the quarterfinals on 7-10-09 he won a 4-0 decision against Serhiy Kravets of Ukraine; in the semifinals on 7-11-09 he won a 10-1 decision against Volodymyr Matviychuk of Ukraine; in the finals on 7-12-09 he won a 7-1 decision against Dmytro Bulenkov of Ukraine...

2009 UKRAINIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 3-17-09 he stopped Yuriy Shevchenko in the 3rd round; in the quarterfinals on 3-18-09 he defeated Ilya Zhuravel; in the semifinals on 3-20-09 he won a 10-0 decision against Viktor Makaritskiy; in the finals on 3-22-09 he won a 10-0 decision against Maxim Tretyak...

2008 WORLD CUP – Moscow, Russia, 125 pounds: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 12-11-08 he lost by walkover against Bohodirion Sultanov of Uzbekistan...

2008 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Liverpool, England, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on the 11-9-08 he won a 10-0 decision against Vladimir Nikiforov of Estonia; in the quarterfinals on the 11-12-08 he won a 10-2 decision against David Oliver Joyce of Ireland; in the semifinals on 11-13-08 he won a 2-1 decision against Hicham Ziouti of France; in the finals on 11-15-08 he won a 7-1 decision against Araik Ambartsumov of Russia…

2008 OLYMPICS – Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST – won Val Barker Award for "Outstanding Boxer": in his first fight on 8-11-08 he won a 14-7 decision against Albert Selimov of Russia; in his second fight on 8-15-08 he won a 13-1 decision against Bahodirjon Sooltonov of Uzbekistan; in the quarterfinals on 8-18-08 he won a 12-3 decision against Li Yang of China; in the semifinals on 8-22-08 he won a 10-1 decision against Yakup Kiliç of Turkey; in the finals on 8-23-08 he stopped Khedafi Djelkhir of France in the 1st round...

2008 KLITSCHKO BROTHERS TOURNAMENT – Kiev, Ukraine, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 5-19-08 he won by disqualification (4th round) against Denis Tereshkov of Bulgaria; in the quarterfinals on 5-20-08 he won a 14-5 decision against Idel Torriente of Cuba; in the semifinals on 5-21-08 he stopped Han Soon Chul of Korea in the 3rd round; in the finals on 5-23-08 he stopped Sergey Ignatiev of Russia in the 3rd round...

2008 UKRAINIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Evpatoriya, Ukraine, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he stopped Denys Levakov in the 3rd round; in the semifinals he won a 21-2 decision against Oleg Malinovskiy; in the finals he defeated Maxim Tretyak...

2007 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Chicago, Illinois, 125 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-24-07 he won a 26-9 decision against Abner Cotto of Puerto Rico; in his second fight on 10-27-07 he won a 19-5 decision against Theodoros Papazov of Greece; in his third fight on 10-30-07 he won a 21-6 decision against Mikhail Bernadski of Belorussia; in the quarterfinals on 11-1-07 he stopped Arturo Santos Reyes of Mexico in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 11-2-07 he had a 13-13 draw, but won the tiebreaker against Li Yang of China; in the finals on 11-3-07 he lost a 16-11 decision against Albert Selimov of Russia...

2005 SEMEN TRESTIN MEMORIAL – Odessa, Ukraine, 112 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST [incomplete results]: in the finals on 8-7-05 he won a decision against Vyacheslav Goyan of Moldavia...

 

STRENGTHS: Has an aggressive style, good skills and movement…a sharp, accurate puncher, punches in combinations…had a tremendous amateur background…has a strong family boxing and athletic background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 6 fights…59 total rounds…55 world championship rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 9.8 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 60 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 3 (2-1)…10 rounds – 1 (1-0)…9 rounds – 1 (1-0)…