Olympic Champion Lomachenko steps in for WSB debut


After Dmytro Rudenko fell ill on the day of the Ukraine Otamans versus British Lionhearts weigh-in, two-time AIBA World Champion and undisputed pound-for-pound king Vasyl Lomachenko will step in to make his long-awaited World Series of Boxing (WSB) debut when he faces England’s Sam Maxwell in Friday’s Lightweight (57-61kg) contest.

24-year-old Lomachenko is now a fully fledged boxing superstar after adding the London 2012 Olympic Lightweight (60kg) gold medal to the Featherweight (57kg) one he claimed in such style at the 2008 Beijing Games. The two-time AIBA World Champion, after triumphing both in Milan in 2009 and in Baku in 2011, is one of the world’s most feared boxers.

The electric southpaw has one of the finest pedigrees on the planet and fans worldwide will rejoice at the prospect of seeing him light up the WSB competition.