Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko is arguably the best, most technical prizefighter in the world today. In fact, he is so good his skills defy his stats, and his numbers fail to capture his greatness.
In only his third pro career fight Vasyl Lomachenko beat a very talented Gary Russel who was undefeated with a record of 24-0 at that time to win the WBO featherweight title, which tied Saensak Muangsurin’s record for the fastest fighter to win a world title.
That’s a record he could have broken when he fought against Orlando Salido but lost the opportunity in a controversial decision.
According to a report by Boxingscene both teams had been working on a rematch, but failed for the usual monetary reasons.
For now the only Lomachenko vs Salido fight we’ll witness is a verbal match between the two opposing teams.
“If Salido would have right now the WBC title and Lomachenko have WBO, that means something,” Egis Klimas, “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko’s manager said.
“He can ask for even more money than Lomachenko but right now he’s not in the situation where to tell Lomachenko to ‘give me more money and I will fight you.’”
“F**K you. There are plenty of guys to fight before a Salido.”
In a report by the Sweet Science Bob Arum has confirmed Vasyl Lomachenko next fight against a relative unkown Jezreel Corrales of Panama.
Jezreel Corrales won the WBA super featherweight title against Takashi Uchiyama in a “stunning easy fashion.”
There isn’t much information about Jezreel Corrales (20-1-1), somehow aptly nicknamed “El Invisible” but Uchiyama was at his peak a top 10-ranked fighter by Ring Magazine.
Vasyl Lomachenko next fight will be his eighth. “Hi-Tech” is already a two-weight division champion coming into what will only be his eighth fight, that’s said to be scheduled sometime in November.
The Ukranian is a pleasure to watch due to his tactical proficiency. He is like a combination of a throwback fighter for his fierceness, chilling confidence and relentlessness with a grace of a modern fighter.
“Hi-Tech” is a popular favorite for his highlights videos despite his limited pro exposure, and perhaps this bout will bring “El Invisible” to the spotlight.
Photo courtesy: Vasyl Lomchenko/Facebook