The 2012 and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and Wbo Fw champion Vasyl Lomachenko entered this fight with a professional record of 6-1-0 (4 knockouts – but he has an amazing amateur record of 396-1) and he is ranked as the No.5 super featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jason Sosa). He lost to Orlando Salido at his second pro bout in 2014 (via split decision, Salido vs Lomachenko), but then he has won the vacant Wbo Fw title against Gary Russell Jr (=Lomachenko vs Russell Jr); he has successfully defended it three times and he has won the Wbo super-Fw title in 2016 with Roman Martinez (4-stars fight, Martinez vs Lomachenko).
His opponent, the undefeated former Wba Fw title Nicholas Walters, has an official boxing record of 26-0-1 (21 KOs=81%) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year beating Miguel Marriaga (=Walters vs Marriaga) and Jason Sosa (=Walters vs Sosa). Lomachenko vs Walters is valid for the WBO World super featherweight title (Lomachenko’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: super featherweight (130 lbs, 59.0 kg)
Title: WBO World super featherweight title
Lomachenko’s previous fight: Roman Martinez vs Vasyl Lomachenko
Walters’ previous fight: Nicholas Walters vs Jason Sosa
Lomachenko’s next fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jason Sosa
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