Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko, one of the most decorated amateur boxers in history, knocked out Roman Martinez on Saturday to grab the WBO super featherweight world title at Madison Square Garden Theater in New York.
It was his second world belt in just his seventh pro bout.
Lomachenko, outworked and outboxed the then defending champion in the early going before ending the fight with a left uppercut followed by a right hook on top that sent Martinez to the canvas for a knockout win at 1:09 in round 5.
It was a very clinical performance through out. The levels of ability from Lomachenko was terrifyingly brilliant to watch.
Lomachenko was quoted after the fight saying that he wants a rematch with Orlando Salido. The only blemish on Lomachenko’s record to date. We are witnessing a true transformation from a world class amateur to now a world class pro. Lomachenko will only get better and better. He is a fighter in his prime and will fight all challangers.